Chris Taylor is excited about it like every Nintendo fan Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is evolving into mashup fighters of epic proportions, but unlike most of us, the 21-year-old is not sure if he'll live long enough to see the switch game on store shelves. Taylor has terminal cancer and has been given months to live. So his friends started a social media campaign to get Nintendo's attention.
In the last week Smash Bros. Fans on Twitter and Reddit have been lobbying Nintendo for Taylor to play ultimately before he leaves; These posts have received thousands of signal boosts from fans touched by Taylor's situation.
Hello @NintendoAmerica. @SpookyWoobler is a smash fan who is bedridden with terminal cancer and has a desire from him to play Smash Ultimate before he dies. Time is an obvious factor, but we can still make that dream come true. From a loyal Nintendo fan. Many Thanks
– Son of a Glitch (@AStartShow) September 14, 2018
"I'm a bit worried about it smashBut I will be out of reach for my life span and the mega annoys when I'm really with you. " Taylor wrote on Twitter on the 12th of September. The next day, Taylor continued with his thoughts: "December is far away for someone who is already bedridden, but I know his childish desperation about a video game smash means a lot to me and when ultimately Looks so good it breaks my heart. I'm sorry to be sad during the hype-time, but about things like that smash and DMC5 It's starting to get painful and reminds me that I'm not going to be able to play these games, which I've been waiting for years to kill myself as soon as they're announced. "
Taylor has osteosarcoma, a bone cancer he has been battling for three years. "I've done more treatments than most and have contributed to two different high-risk studies," Taylor wrote on the social media website "Curious Cat." Taylor decided earlier this year not to continue treatment for his terminal condition. "I came to this decision from many directions, I did a total of 6 different treatments for my cancer and they had no noticeable effect, or in one case my situation got worse," he wrote on Twitter. According to his doctor's prognosis, he has between three and six months to live.
It seems that Nintendo Taylor has taken history to heart: earlier today, the Smash Bros. Fan shared pictures of him playing the E3 demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with friends and family after a visit from Nintendo representatives. Taylor and Nintendo did not respond immediately to comments. On Twitter, Taylor said he was happy to "participate in the newcomer hype."
We did it
Today, two Nintendo Reps came with the E3 demo of Smash Ultimate and I played it for 3 hours with a local friend, my brother and mother 🙂
I have pictures coming, but still like holy shit
Thanks to everyone who did that for me, you are all real champions
– Chris Taylor (@SpookyWoobler) September 21, 2018