‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman not only was suffering for 4-years with colon cancer, he actually took time out while he was receiving treatment to meet with terminally ill children and help inspire them to fight the disease.
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital posted incredibly inspiring photos of the ‘Black Panther’ star talking to kids and bringing gifts to them while they struggled with treatment.
The hospital paid tribute to the actor on social media, after revealing he made one appearance to the hospital in 2018, while privately fighting colon cancer.
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“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chadwick Boseman. Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage, and inspiration,” the hospital posted.
They continued, “He was an incredible role model for our patients and children from all around the world. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
In a tweet, St. Jude’s shared photos of Chadwick with the kids, saying, “It’s not every day that St. Jude gets a visit from an Avenger! Thank you @ChadwickBoseman for stopping by to bring joy to our patients and learn more about our lifesaving mission! ❤”
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At the time, St. Jude’s shared a montage of photos of the ‘Black Panther’ star which made it clear he visited several children and made quite the impact with his appearance.
Incredibly, as we now know, the actor was privately suffering from one of the most painful diseases and didn’t even mention his own issues. He is a true superhero.
Boseman discussed the visit with the sick children and the impact it had on him in a recent interview on Sirius XM radio.
The ‘Marshall’ actor broke down in tears while discussing two of the terminally ill children who passed away following his visit.
As we reported, Chadwick Boseman died Friday after secretly suffering from colon cancer for 4-years.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a statement confirming his death read.
It continued, “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
The actor’s co-star, Josh Gad, posted one of the final text messages he recieved from Boseman which reminded him to take advantage of every moment in life.
“We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God’s creation, whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom,” Chadwick wrote.
This 2018 clip of Chadwick Boseman getting emotional about the impact Black Panther had on two little kids with terminal cancer is especially heartbreaking, knowing now that he was fighting the same fight. RIP. pic.twitter.com/5giV543c8L
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) August 29, 2020