Avengers Stars Rally Together For Dying Marvel Fan In #CapForStrat Campaign

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By Daniel Gates



The casts of The Avengers and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have come together on social media to support a cancer-stricken fan.


Stratford Caldecott is a huge comic book enthusiast whose battle against advanced prostate cancer meant he couldn’t see Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters.

When doctors recently informed him that he has only months to live, Caldecott’s daughter, Sophie, reached out to Marvel and started an online movement among other fans to get her father a copy of the movie before its August release on Blu-Ray and DVD.

It worked.

Not only did #CapForStrat catch on among fans, but after Mark Ruffalo caught wind of the situation and posted a Twitter message supporting Stratford on Wednesday, his cast mates followed suit.

Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and other stars posted their own pictures and messages (see below).

Marvel has now arranged to screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier at Stratford’s home in the coming days.

On Friday, an overwhelmed Sophie thanked the world in a message on her personal blog (see below).

“If we all take anything away from all of this, let it be that the world can be a good and gentle place, despite what we often hear to the contrary, and that the kindness of strangers is very real,” she wrote below the post. “To all those suffering now, please remember that you are not alone.”

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