Colby Curtin was 10-years-old in 2009 when Pixar movie ‘Up’ was about to be released in the movie theaters. Unfortunately, the girl was too weak to go and watch it as she had vascular cancer which she had been battling for several years. Colby saw preview of ‘Up’ in April 2009 and wanted to watch it really badly but as time passed by, it became obvious that she was not going to make it.
A friend of the Curtins contacted Pixar studio and explained about Colby’s situation. Pixar people proved very compassionate and flew out an employee with a copy of the movie for a private screening in Colby’s house. Just a few hours before the person with the DVD arrived Lisa, Colby’s mom, asked her daughter if she could withstand until the movie got there. Colby replied that “she was ready to go but would wait to see it’. Unfortunately, the girl wasn’t able to watch the movie for herself as she was too weak to even open her eyes and her mom described it to her scene by scene. Colby said she enjoyed it a lot.
The Pixar employee, who also brought stuffed animals of the main characters and various film memorabilia, watched the screening with the family and by the end his eyes were full of tears. Colby passed away later that same night, having her last wish fulfilled.