THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' Christian Bale Fulfills Wish For Young Cancer Patient

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' Christian Bale Fulfills Wish For Young Cancer Patient

Five-year-old, Jayden Barber, who was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer wanted to meet Batman. On Wednesday Christian Bale made that little boy's wish come true. The family also celebrated news that Jayden's cancer is currently in remission.

In 2010, Jayden's parents were informed that their little boy had cancer in his right arm from his elbow to his shoulder. He immediately began chemotherapy treatment which sent the cancer into remission, but the family was stunned to find out that Jayden had developed another form of cancer.

After a courageous battle, this past July doctors told Jayden's parents that there was nothing more that they could do for him. They estimated that Jayden only had five to six good weeks left before he would be bedridden for his final six months.

The family wanted to make Jayden's final weeks as joyful as possible, fulfilling Jayden's wishlist. First a puppy, then a family vacation to the beach, but there was one wish that would be a bit more difficult...Jayden wanted to meet his favorite character, Batman. This is where the heart of Youngstown, Ohio gave the Barber family the assist they so desperately needed.

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The city of Youngstown, Ohio, Jayden's home, has been called many things but until you live here, you will never understand the will and determination of this community. Together, more than 30,000 people joined the Facebook movement "Lighting the Bat Signal for Jayden". The effort was to get Christian Bale, the real Batman, to come and meet Jayden. It was a tall order, but not one tall enough for Youngstown to back down from. Those labeled "Jayden's Warriors" spread the word to anyone within an earshot and on August 23rd, Jayden got to meet "Batman".

At a local area middle school football field, Jayden was escorted by his parents while thousands of "Warriors" cheered him on. He got to light the Bat Signal and even got to ride in the Bat Mobile. This was the night of Jayden's life. Batman, "real" or not and accompanied by many other super heroes, made Jayden's wish come true.

Even though Christian Bale was not able to appear at THAT event, the Barber family has revealed on Jayden's Facebook page that Bale flew Jayden and his family to Los Angeles this past Wednesday.
    "Finally can share!!! Christian sent us to LA and we had lunch at Disney club 33 on wed!! He and his family were so awesome and down to earth!!!"

    "The entire interaction was like old friends having lunch. Jayden did not get star struck but was well aware of who we were with!" she gushed. "They talked movies and super Heros an he was genuinely happy to hear about everything Jayden wanted to tell him. Christian, his wife and daughter are three of the most beautiful people we have ever met! Christian made these arrangements for us personally and ensured we were treated like royalty. I don't have even one negative thing to say about them. I can tell you that they were just as impressed w Jayden as Jayden was w them :)"

The Barber family last week also had another reason to be happy, as Jayden's test results showed that his cancer was in remission. The family is cautiously optimistic as Jayden's cancer has gone into remission several times before. Our thoughts and prayers go out to young Jayden and his family.

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LMB10 - 9/7/2012, 1:37 PM
What a great guy.
marvel72 - 9/7/2012, 1:37 PM
nice one mr bale.
Ironnick - 9/7/2012, 1:44 PM
Amazing, had tears running down my face while reading that. This only proves that CB is justa all round great guy.
Bandido - 9/7/2012, 2:05 PM
That is truly amazing :) and nice article nailbiter111!
fedup - 9/7/2012, 2:27 PM
Gotta love @grif. Finding the horrible in anything good.
CaptainAmerica31 - 9/7/2012, 2:30 PM
Class act
GoILL - 9/7/2012, 2:32 PM
Awesome stuff from Mr. Bale, i'll never get tired of reading stories where a celebrity does something like this.
GuardianAngel - 9/7/2012, 2:34 PM
Gotta love Mr. Bale. Even with the temper.
TheStranger - 9/7/2012, 2:34 PM
Good deal, now this is news!
jimpinto24 - 9/7/2012, 2:35 PM
I wish Jayden a long, and heathly life. I hope he continues to overcome cancer. Christian Bale is such a great guy.
Marqy - 9/7/2012, 2:36 PM
This only makes me wanna cry ... I will never read news like again ...
Bane2099 - 9/7/2012, 2:36 PM
Kudos Mr Bale and glad to hear the child is in remission, no one should ever have go through something like this, even so young.
Marqy - 9/7/2012, 2:39 PM
especially so young
spidey1994 - 9/7/2012, 2:40 PM
Class [frick]ing act! You rock Christian Bale!
GoILL - 9/7/2012, 2:44 PM
@Nosferatu please don't start that in this article.
Angelus - 9/7/2012, 2:46 PM
TheGambitFreak - 9/7/2012, 2:47 PM
That's so [frick]ing cool, but it would leave even a greater impression if he wore the suit.
Mego - 9/7/2012, 2:47 PM
Great to see Christian Bale bring a smile to this child's face.
But I guess the guys who were posting the articles promoting the GARBAGE, GOSSIP RAG BOOK need to get back to work.
Maybe theres some National Enquirer or TMZ stuff they can re-post.
While they deal with Gossip attacks on Bale, we'll pay attention to real stories like this.
thewonderer - 9/7/2012, 2:49 PM
Now THERES a Batman!

Love ya Christian Bale!
superbatspiderman - 9/7/2012, 2:56 PM
Man, I am a sap for stories like this. It is very touching to see good a cute little boy who is ill get to see his dream come true.

Christian Bale is a very classy guy and by far the real Batman.

This kid got to ride in the freaking Batmobile how can that not be amazing. Stay strong little guy. Bale and Perlman are the coolest people ever.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/7/2012, 2:56 PM
One good deed after another. "And it will be a very long time before someone [plays Batman better than] the way he did."
StrangerX - 9/7/2012, 2:58 PM
Mr Bale you are awesome SIR
OwenWilsonsNose - 9/7/2012, 2:58 PM
Bale like a boss. Dude really is Batman.
IronManny819 - 9/7/2012, 2:59 PM
Christian Bale is the hero we need, but not the one we deserve.
nozuul - 9/7/2012, 3:00 PM
Tears here as well. I HATE that bad things happen to children. I wish they could all live their dreams at that age. Good one Chris!
TheBigBoss917 - 9/7/2012, 3:07 PM
What a cool dude
TheBigBoss917 - 9/7/2012, 3:13 PM
not ashamed to admit im tearing
HRDWYR - 9/7/2012, 3:15 PM
To the tools who missed the point of this article:...
Wow... this wasn't an article about CB's acting or career or the movie industry in general. Its about one human being doing something great for another. Dispite your person OPINION, shut it up in occasions like this. Damn.

On a positive note: Good on ya Mr. Bale, and best wishes to the lil boy and his family. I'm a father myself and can't imagine what they've been going through.
xstryker - 9/7/2012, 3:17 PM
"Not everything. Not yet." Like Batman, he continues to answer the call when he is needed.
charlie2094 - 9/7/2012, 3:23 PM
Great article, horrible to hear about this though, my best wishes go out to him and his family, I can't imagine what they're going through at the moment. Once again, Christian Bale shows just how great a guy he is, being the hero people need him to be, after he's hung up the cowl.

Hopefully this good news will stick, my prayers go out to them.

P.S - Please don't turn this into an Avengers vs TDKR debate, I hate it anytime and anywhere, but this really isn't the place.
dracula - 9/7/2012, 3:33 PM
first the shooting victom now this kid bale you rock and so does ron perlman
mawilli4 - 9/7/2012, 3:46 PM
Christian Bale is the second coming of Christ. there I said what's on everyone's mind.
NorrinRaddical - 9/7/2012, 3:49 PM
jessepostal - 9/7/2012, 3:57 PM
not to sound like a dick but, people do these things every day and never get even a pat on the back. Yet one guy who has power from being famous does two nice things on days he isn't working and hes considered a humanitarian????
jessepostal - 9/7/2012, 4:06 PM
@LEVITIKUZ, ha wow man can you read?
jessepostal - 9/7/2012, 4:10 PM
i didn't say anything about the poor kid, obviously its terrible and everyone hates to see it, there are no words to describe that pain. You might want to re read what i said my issue was with the praise Bale is getting
Fogs - 9/7/2012, 4:12 PM
Now thats really nice. Sad for the kid tho.
webheaded - 9/7/2012, 4:13 PM
What a wonderful human being.
superman95 - 9/7/2012, 4:23 PM
That's the sign of a great human being, a true gentleman and a class act. We're pround to see that mr. Bale is a real life hero, just like his movie counterpart.
Greengo - 9/7/2012, 4:24 PM
Cool dude
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