7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Stars As WWII Soldier In Make-A-Wish Movie
Jacob Angel, 7, of North Hollywood, California had his wish fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Angel was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer in March and now, cancer-free, his wish to star in his own war movie was granted. The film called "Protecting Our Country's Fate", is a World War II themed film shot just days after Angel's chemotherapy treatment ended. Decked out in a military uniform was, not only Angel but also, 1,000 re-enactors.
Angel had a blast filming but he said his favorite part was the victory scene where he placed his flag on top of a hill. He said it was his favorite, "Because it was like I just won the war," Jacob said. The boy has been interested in all things solider since seeing "Saving Private Ryan." "He really has respect for soldiers and knows how hard it is and that it’s really not fun when [they’re] in combat. He feels it’s really honorable and that’s why he named the movie," Tony Angel's father told the outlet of his son's wish. "It was a war movie, he took the hill, he won the war, but what he really did is he won the war on cancer."
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