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I don't know if anybody else knew this story, but I thought I'd share.

Katie Johnson was the daughter of a Star Wars fan, Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion, a group of fans who dress up and do charity work.

Katie had brain cancer and passed away at seven.

But the years leading up to that were filled with a lot of support from around the world. Some of that is chronicled here, including a get-well video from George Lucas and Hayden Christiansen some japanese fans arranged.

The R2-D2 builders club also sent over a specially made, fully functional R2-KT just for her. It was like an R2-D2 only pink instead of blue. She loved it.

The R2-KT has since become a bit of an icon, and even went to the big convention they had in LA this year.

Now, Hasbro is making a Limited edition figure of the little robot, and giving the proceeds to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Anyways, I'd never heard this story before. Thought it was sweet and wanted to share.

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That's a great story. I never even thought of trying to build an R2. I am an engineer and a robot fan.

Ok, I know what my winter project will be now.

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Wow this was great! Thank you for sharing it!

Edit* It was great to see people coming together to bring happiness to Katie and trying to help a father/family help in anyway that they can. It is always heartbreaking to see one taken away so early.

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That's a really sweet story. [Smile]
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