“What is Important to Me, However, is Time and Memories and Although I will Never be a Granny, I Measure Life in What You Did, Not How Long You Lived!”

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On 11 November 2013, Catching Fire, the second of The Hunger Games movies, premiered in London, England. Jennifer Lawrence attended the premiere and spent a few minutes with 15-year-old Jessica Hambly, who is in a wheelchair because of Mucopolysaccharidosis Disease, which Yahoo UK Movies News describes as “a metabolic disorder that makes the joints of the body weaker, nerves less effective and the heart and lungs […] not work as well as they should.” While walking the red carpet, Jennifer saw Jessica and went past the barriers to talk with her and have her photograph taken with her. Jessica was able to attend the premiere because of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants the wishes of seriously and terminally ill children. Jessica is a big fan of The Hunger Games. Sarah Davey, Jessica’s wish granter at Starlight, said, “It really must have been truly amazing for Jessica to have Jennifer spot her from the other side of the carpet and make a very special visit over to her and then to kneel down beside her and say hello. Jessica looks very emotional and no words can describe what that moment means to Jessica and her family — it will continue to be a very special moment for them all, a wonderful memory to cherish whatever the future holds.” Jessica said about her illness, “Although my condition has gone wrong and got worse, its limitations are still minor things like not being allowed on fast or rockety rides but that’s not important to me. What is important to me, however, is time and memories and although I will never be a granny, I measure life in what you did, not how long you lived!”

For Further Information: Orlando Parfitt, “The story behind amazing footage of Jennifer Lawrence comforting crying Hunger Games fan.” Yahoo UK Movies News. 12 November 2013

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/the-story-behind-amazing-footage-of-jennifer-lawrence-comforting-crying-hunger-games-fan-192222247.html

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