The Avengers Assemble to Grant One Man's Dying Wish

The Avengers Assemble to Grant One Man's Dying Wish

May 15, 2014

As Sophie Caldecott struggled with the fact that her father Stratford was slowly succumbing to prostate cancer, she set off on a quest to make his final days memorable ones. After doctors gave him roughly 12 weeks to live, Sophie looked to turn her father's love of all things Marvel superheroes into a reason for the Avengers to assemble in honor of her dad.

So she took to her personal blog with a message for those Avengers--many of whom were off shooting The Avengers: Age of Ultron--not knowing whether anyone would answer the call:

"We’re going to try and get in touch with Marvel to ask if they can fulfill dad’s dying wish by sending us a copy of the film for him to watch at home. But I think we can go further than that. We’re also going to tweet the Avengers actors and see if they will take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying ‘Captain America/Thor/Iron Man [insert name of character here] for Strat!’ so that we can surprise him with their messages of support and encouragement."

Not long after her story was published, Marvel came knocking. The writers of Captain America: The Winter Soldier chimed in and began working to get her dad a copy of the movie. Meanwhile, the Avengers themselves took Sophie's cause to social media, along with some help from those Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


As Sophie continues to seek additional Avengers love from the rest of the Marvel superheroes, you can follow her cause over on her blog and on social media through the hashtag #CapforStrat.

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