Chris Taylor, like any Nintendo fan, boasts that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up as a mashup fighter of epic proportions, but unlike most of us, the player 21 years old is not sure that he will live long enough to see the Switch game on store shelves. Taylor has terminal cancer and has been given months of life, so his friends began a campaign on social networks to get the attention of Nintendo.
During the last week, Smash Bros. fans on Twitter and Reddit pressed Nintendo for Taylor to play Ultimate before it happens; These messages have received thousands of signal impulses from fans who were affected by Taylor's situation.
Hi @NintendoAmerica @SpookyWoobler is a fan of Smash who is bedridden with terminal cancer and his desire is to play Smash Ultimate before it happens. Time is an obvious factor, but we can help make this dream come true anyway. From a loyal Nintendo fan. Thanks
– Son of a Glitch (@AStartShow) September 14, 2018
"I'm a little worried that Smash is out of my reach all my life and that mega it stinks if I'm being real with all of you ", Taylor wrote on Twitter on September 12. The next day, Taylor continued his thoughts saying: "December is too far for someone who is already bedridden." I know it's childish to think about a video game but Smash means a lot to me and when Ultimate it looks so good it breaks my heart. Sorry for being sad in main during the hype time but hearing about things like Smash and DMC5 starts to be painful to hear and he reminds me that I can not play these games, I've been waiting years for a random chance to kill me as soon as they announce. "
Taylor has osteosarcoma, a bone cancer he has been fighting with for three years. "I've done more treatment than most, and I've contributed to 2 different high-risk studies," Taylor wrote on the Curious Cat social media question and answer site. Taylor decided not to continue treatment for her terminal condition earlier this year. year. "I came to this decision from many directions, I made a total of 6 different treatments for my cancer now and they have not had any noticeable effect, or on one occasion, it made my situation worse," he wrote on Twitter. According to the prognosis of his doctor, he has between three and six months of life.
It seems that Nintendo took Taylor's story very seriously: the day before Smash Bros. shared pictures of him playing with the E3 demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with friends and family members after a visit by Nintendo representatives. Taylor and Nintendo did not respond immediately to requests for comment. On Twitter, Taylor said he was happy to "participate in the exaggeration of the newcomers."
WE DID GUYS
Today two nintendo representatives fell with the E3 demo of Smash Ultimate and I was able to play it for 3 hours with a local friend, my brother and my mother 🙂
I received incoming photos but still like shit santa
Thanks to everyone who did this for me, you are the true champion
– Chris Taylor (@SpookyWoobler)) September 21, 2018