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Karly Rayner

The name of Lord of the Rings scholar Stratford Caldecott has been echoing all over the internet recently. The author of The Power of the Ring - The Spiritual Vision behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is living with terminal cancer, but his struggles with the deadly disease have not gone unnoticed.

Celebrities and ordinary citizens all around the world have been sending messages to raise the authors spirits while helping to put the importance of cancer research in the public eye.

The latest star to send his message of support is none other than Tom Hiddleston of [Thor: The Dark World](movie:206462)fame.

Check out his Twitter post below;

Caldecott's daughter, Sophie is behind the campaign to make her fathers last weeks count. She explained that her dad is a huge Marvel fan and made it her mission to;

Try and get in touch with Marvel to ask if they can fulfil dad’s dying wish by sending us a copy of [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) for him to watch at home

But, she had higher ambitions. Sophie Caldecott went on to say that;

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

What strength in the midst of a time of such intense emotion and sadness. My heart goes out to you and your family, Sophie.

I'm so glad that the Marvel universe is responding in typically heart-warming style. Great work guys!

Do you think actors in superhero films are the most caring stars in the industry?


Do superheroes do just as much good in real life as they do in the movies?

(Source: Comic Book Movie)

(Images: Twitter and Fanshare)


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