Dan's wife said, "It was truly amazing that a filmmaker so secretive as J.J. Abrams was kind enough to show this to us. It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, they know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around." She went on to say, "It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy - Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference (At this point making me smile is good too). This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first 'Star Trek' movie to at least TRY to get everything 'right' for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn't 100% enjoy the screening as it's still being worked on....... Be assured we enjoyed it 110%! We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you...."
Dan was diagnosed with a non-treatable form of cancer. On Christmas Day, his friends and family took matters into their own hands, posting his story on Reddit, pleading for Dan to get an advance screening of "Star Trek Into Darkness." Abrams