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Kmart CARS Day Perspective: Pixar’s UP & A Girl With Cancer

It is a sad story but poignant and a story that all the crazies who fought, shouted or ran off with a bunch of diecast CARS on Saturday should hear or read to gain some perspective on what’s really important.

Pixar grants girl’s dying wish to see ‘Up’” – From the OC Register.

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21 June 2009 Film, Internet, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys, TV 19 Comments


  • fyrb69 says:

    Such a tragidy to lose a child!!! Pixar is stand up for making her wish come true. It upsets me all the more hearing this that I had to wait at the kmart days with my 2 1/2 year old for TWO racers when one woman had 5 people picking cars for her. Her 5 friends weren’t collecting and none had kids. Can you believe all six were chosen before me and my little guy got anything. Shame on her and all those like her out there!

  • handoe213 says:

    plain and simple PIXAR ROCKS!!!

  • Aaron and Jeanne from Joplin Missouri says:

    we saw that story the other day and thought thats absolutely fantastic of disney. and UP IS A GREAT MOVIE!!!!

  • applefinatic says:

    that is so touching i loved up congrats 2 the little girl

  • PiratePrincess says:

    Another reason that the Cars Cares program is so important!! Wonderful story, broght tears to my eyes! thanks for sharing it, and way to go Pixar!

  • Micky says:

    What a beautiful and touching story.

  • jestrjef says:

    That was an amazing thing . . . taking an interest . . .something her family will always remember. I agree with Lorri, Pay it forward boys and girls.

    I always say you should help others when ever you can. That is my favorite thing about this site and by far what I miss the most with our situation lately. I look forward to helping a few friends with the Kmart Cars we found over the weekend.

    BTW, the movie was outstanding.

  • Jeaks says:

    Great story and puts everything in perspective. I can relate to this story in so many ways.

    In my capacity as vice present of the Port Adelaide Supporters Group (Aussie Rules Football) I have been privileged to have helped a number of kids (and their parents)achieve their wishes. Kids with cancer whose dying wish has been to be the mascot for the team on match day or getting players jumpers to give to kids to wear when they are undergoing treatment or in hospital with broken backs or just something to help them with the pain and suffering.

    Nothing is so rewarding as when you can help these kids and nothing hurts so much as when they fly to the stars.

    One I remember so much was young 11 year old Jayden. His dying wish was to sing the club song after a win, and at a time the team was travelling very poorly and winning very few games. We managed to organised for Jayden to attend training on Thursday and meet the players. I have a great photo of a mate of mine who plays for the team sitting down talking to the young fella (see link below).


    Then on Sunday, match day the team managed to score a very unlikely win.

    There was not a dry eye as young Jayden was in the middle of the huddle as the team sang the club song after the win which the club manged to get on video for me.


    Jayden died on the following Tuesday.

    I have lost three nephews from SIDS, the oldest if he had lived would have been 10 years old. I think each and every day about them.

    This story from a corporate giant like Pixar serves to remind us those of us with healthy kids just how lucky we are. Take nothing for granted, hug your kids every chance you get and tell them how much you love them.

    My wife says I spoil my boys such as when I try to get extra Cars so I can give to them. This is true and this is why.

    God bless all on TFAD

  • hostile takeover banker says:

    just amazing the bravery of some kids… puts some adults to shame

  • Flik'sFriend says:

    I saw the movie for the second time today… still brought tears to my eyes! I love this movie though, I would see it again and again… The first time I saw it was in a regular theater, no 3D, but today we saw it in 3D and it was by far the best way to see it!!!!

  • Monica says:

    I saw this movie today and it brought tears to my eyes. Glad Pixar came though and made this little girls wish come true. Breaks my heart.

  • FuturePixarGoddess says:

    Thank you very much Met for posting this story I had no idea Sometimes even I need a reminder in how there will always be a heart at the core of the corporate giant. Andyou know me…. I am a fathful Pixar/Disney fan through and through.

  • Flik'sFriend says:

    That story just makes you want to hold our babies (no matter how old they are!)tight and thank the Lord for all the blessings that we’ve all been given…. kudos to Disney/Pixar for helping this family when they needed it most…

  • PoPeYe says:

    That’s pretty good stuff right there….gonna go peek at the boys right now…

  • Lorri says:

    It is incredible to see how much a gesture which is very small to one person or company can be so great to another person. Pass it forward!!!!

  • L8rM8r says:

    It is always good to bring things back to reality and think about what is important in life. Today is definitely a day for this, being a father of two. I know I said on more than one occasion when asked if I wanted anything special for fathers day “What more do I need I have two beautiful healthy kids that is all a Dad can ask for.”

    Very sad and was glad to hear that she was able to enjoy her final time with the people and things she loved. Great to see that Pixar stepped up and was able to get this done for her as well. Thanks Met

  • Indykjt says:

    Wow. Perspective is right.

    Kudos to Pixar… simply outstanding.

  • Ace Diamondrunner says:


    Here is the link again…couldn’t get to it before.

    a sad but heartwarming reminder to love life, appreciate it every day, and help others whenever possible.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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