A Request- Looking for Stephenie Meyer/Summit Entertainment for a Last Wish

I am posting this for a friend.  She is desperately trying to get in touch with someone at Summit Entertainment who can arrange a special viewing of Breaking Dawn for a family friend who is dying.  I am hoping that someone out there can get this letter into the hands of someone who can help.  If you can help at all, please email my friend Vicky directly at dibonavl@gmail.com.

I can also give you a phone number where you can reach Vicky directly.

 

Dear Stephanie Meyer,

I am writing to plead for your help. Since I can remember, Diane has been in my life. She is best friends of both my mother and aunt, and in the recent years, has become a very loved friend of mine as well. She is a beautiful, strong, and loving woman. Diane is dying.

7 years ago, Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought it, and won. On her 5-year anniversary of being breast cancer free, she took those closest to her out for a nice lunch at a fancy restaurant, me included. The day was fantastic. She glowed with pride, accomplishment and most of all, life. A year or so later, she started having horribly, debilitating pain in her leg. Many tests later revealed the worst, another bout of cancer. This time however, the prognosis was not at all promising. Diane, the strong fighter that she is, got repeated opinions until she finally found a doctor willing to attempt to surgically remove the tumors. The surgery was successful, in that it did not kill her. But within months, the tumors came back, more vicious and angry than ever. She tried radiation, which seems only to anger the tumors more. She then tried the dreaded chemo. Diane hated chemo since she went through months of chemo to kill the breast cancer. And despite the discomfort, pain and suffering, she feared loosing her hair. But she tried chemo. This had no effect on the cancer, except to ruin her hair.

Diane is now fighting for each day. We have had many bonding moments talking about your Twilight series over the many years and this is why I need your help. Diane loves all the Twilight books. Your series has even inspired her to start writing a series of her own over the past years. But I fear she will not make it to see the Breaking Dawn movies. As it is, even if she does survive until November, she cannot sit in a movie theater to watch the movie. Her tumors have now spread to her back and are the size of apples, and growing every day. Hospice services are being arranged and she has been given weeks to a few months left to live.

Is there anyway a preview of the final movies can be shown to her? She loves watching movies and T.V. shows because for a few moments she can focus on the T.V. and ignore the pain. I and no one else have to be there, just simply Diane. If you met her, I know you would love her. I am going to try to send this letter to everywhere I can to try to get it to you, so I apologize in advance if you get this repeatedly. I know you are very busy, but if there is anything you can do, Diane is worth it and would appreciate it more than you can ever imagine.

If this is in your power to arrange, my email address is dibonavl@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for anything and everything you can do to help me do this for Diane.

A fan but more importantly a friend, who is soon losing a better friend,

Vicky DiBona

 

Thank you to anyone who can help!

Summit and Catherine Hardwicke Part Ways for Twilight Sequels

I know I have a lot of Twilight fans reading the blog feed.  I was very surprised when I opened my favorite Hollywood gossip page and read  that  Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, has been fired.  Deadline Hollywood ( updating page with new announcements as they come) says “Summit Entertainment Co-Chairman/CEO Rob Friedman just phoned me to say: ‘Catherine and Summit have agreed to part ways on the sequel because our visions are different.’”    Within minutes of reading the gossip online, Summit made an official announcement.  

I still haven’t seen the movie, but I find this news fascinating.  I know that Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart made it quite clear that Hardwicke was the reason they signed on for the movie in the first place.  I wonder how they are taking this news?  

As Harry Potter fans know, different directors don’t necessarily effect box office results when a movie/series already has a rabid following.  But if any of the actors choose to leave, that might make a bigger difference to the tween fans.  Honestly though, my students are obsessed with the character and the stories- not the actors and actresses on the screen.  I doubt they would even notice!

Still, interesting news…

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