Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has a Facebook page devoted to a very special visit from Star Wars, a special event held at the hospital last December.
Featured on the Facebook page is a video of the events of the day that Mark Hamill was joined by members of the fan charity groups the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion to visit with patients and their families at CHLA. In addition to meeting the original Luke Skywalker, the kids braved a visit with Darth Vader and became padawans under the tutelage of Obi-Wan Kenobi. R2-D2 and Finn got lots of hugs, fans of Star Wars Rebels cartoon got to talk to Steven Blum, aka Zeb, and lightsabers were everywhere. The event was sponsored by Master Your Force, a Lucasfilm/Disney charity, as part of Star Wars Force For Change, whose motto is “inspiring people to make a positive impact on the world around them,” encouraging people to be everyday heroes.
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