Alta. boy with cancer gets early 'Deadpool' screening from Ryan Reynolds
This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in 'Deadpool.' (Joe Lederer / Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:02PM EST
EDMONTON - Actor Ryan Reynolds says an Edmonton boy got a special advance screening of his new film Deadpool weeks before it was released to theatres.
Reynolds posted a picture of himself on Facebook with Connor McGrath, who he says has cancer and is also "possibly the biggest Deadpool fan on earth."
He says in the post that he travelled to Edmonton about six weeks ago to show McGrath the movie in the hospital, which he says makes the boy the first to see it.
Reynolds also included a link to a crowdfunding page that he says he donated to, and encourages others to contribute.
The page says McGrath's cancer hasn't been responding to chemotherapy and that he needs to be in remission in order to receive a bone marrow transplant.
If the chemotherapy doesn't work, the page says the money raised will be used to send McGrath to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for an experimental therapy.