Looks like actor and The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale is making time for his fans once again. You might recall that Mr. Bale visited hospitalized victims and medical personal in the wake of the Aurora Movie Theater shootings back in July. Now it looks like he’s there for a young fan whose dying wish was to meet Batman.
The photo above is Christian Bale with young Jayden Barber, a five-year-old from Youngstown, Ohio who was recently diagnosed in the final stages of bone marrow cancer. Despite putting up a brave fight through chemotherapy, Jayden developed another form of cancer, and this past July doctors told his parents that there was not much more they could do, and that Jayden had only five to six weeks before he would be bedridden for the final six months of his young life.
Jayden’s parents quite naturally wanted to make Jayden’s life as happy and comfortable as possible, and they started checking things off his bucket list, which included a puppy and a wish to meet Batman. The town of Youngstown pulled out all the stops, and 30,000 people joined a Facebook movement called “Lighting The Bat Signal For Jayden.” At a local football filed Jayden got his wish to light the Bat Signal and he even got to ride in the Batmobile! But due to prior commitments, Christian Bale could not attend the event.
So instead Mr. Christian Bale flew Jayden and his family out to Los Angeles last week to join him for lunch and an day at Disney’s Club 33. And while Jayden got his wish to meet Batman, the best news was yet to come when doctors determined that his cancer is in remission.
Now I’m not saying that Batman kicked cancer’s ass, but still… But what I am saying, as I have said at least once before in the past, you’re a classy guy, Christian Bale!