The younger boy, Danny Sheehan, went viral final year in a video clip that confirmed him ecstatically opening an “Aquaman” toy – so a great deal so that he caught the notice of the superhero himself.
In December, Momoa astonished Sheehan with a FaceTime call and promised to experience dolphins with him someday. “Hello beautiful boy,” Momoa explained to Sheehan, who replied, “Hi Aquaman. I’m so psyched.”
Sheehan passed absent Sunday in his family’s arms, according to a Facebook write-up shared by 4TheLoveofDanny, an account the Sheehan loved ones used to share updates on their son’s ailment.
“Just after midnight, although in our arms, Danny took his previous sweet compact heat breaths and took flight,” it study.
“Surreal and utter heartbreak can’t even start off to describe this emotion inside,” the write-up continued. “But, I have to imagine that what I whispered to him was legitimate. Mainly because moms really do not lie. When you wake up in Heaven, newborn, you will be safe and joyful and cozy. You won’t be concerned. You will be with your brother. Watching about me and daddy and everybody. We will be so unfortunate. But you can send us rainbows and butterflies and ladybugs to say hello. We will snuggle once again soon.”
Momoa shared the “heartbreaking news” on Instagram Monday.
“All my Aloha to this beautiful Ohana,” Momoa wrote. “Adore u child boy rest in piece You will dwell in my heart.” The actor then committed “Aquaman 2′ to the “lil angel.”
Sheehan was identified in 2017 with Pineoblastoma, according to Sheehan’s GoFundMe account, which raised far more than $137,000 last 12 months.
The diagnosis did not dampen his spirits. All through a vacation photo session final yr, his parents captured Sheehan’s pure pleasure whilst unwrapping an Aquaman action figure.
“Oh my gosh, my most loved 1! Aquaman! I really like Aquaman,” Sheehan joyfully yells in the viral Facebook movie from Nov. 15, which has garnered far more than 5.2 million views.
Sheehan confirmed Momoa his beloved toy duplicate all through their heart-to-coronary heart call.
“I just wanted to say thank you to the group, pals and household on Instagram for achieving out and demonstrating me this lovely boy Danny who is going by chemo and has most cancers,” Momoa wrote on Instagram last 12 months.
He ongoing: “I saw his video online that built me want to get in touch and FaceTime him and expend some time conversing to him.”
Momoa concluded his heartfelt caption by inquiring Warner Bros. to “get Danny a Aquaman Trident.”
Sheehan’s mom, Natalie, claimed Momoa’s phone created her son “the happiest minimal boy at any time.”
“Gratitude. Awe. Disbelief. Amazement. Shock. Holy Cow-ness! And back again to unbelievable gratitude. Thank you to #prideofgypsies #jasonmomoa for your over and above variety coronary heart. Thank you for producing this get in touch with,” the Boston resident wrote on Facebook Nov. 18. “He simply cannot hold out to experience dolphins with #AQUAMAN!!”
She continued: “And a large thank you to every person who shared D’s video clip and manufactured the seemingly unachievable of him assembly his superhero hero entirely probable! My mom coronary heart is bursting with pleasure, thankfulness, and like.”
Momoa said last calendar year the “biggest aspect of currently being Aquaman is creating small children content.” The actor is set to reprise his function as Arthur Curry in the “Aquaman” sequel in 2022.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson