Kickstarter: The Peter Mayhew Story

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Peter Mayhew, the man behind Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, needs your help!

Standing at an astounding 7’3, Mayhew was born with a condition called Giantism, which carries some serious health concerns. Over the years, he has found it difficult to stand upright and even walk. Usually, he is seen in a wheelchair or using his lightsaber cane. He will be going through four surgeries to replace his knees to hopefully give him the potential to walk unassisted.

The documentary, Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story, will film his journey to different conventions before his surgery, interviews with him and other celebrities in the Star Wars universe and a peek at his life as a giant. His surgeries will be documented with as well as interviews with the doctors behind the specially constructed prosthetic knees. His rehabilitation and recovery will also be documented.

Mayhew and his family want to share his battle and story with his fans. Little do people know what happened to the man who played Chewbacca, this is your opportunity to see his life. This may also give him the opportunity to be part of the new Star Wars films.

There are a bunch of incentives for contributing to this film. Please consider helping Mayhew and his team with this documentary. Click here to contribute. He has 25 days to complete his fundraiser for the documentary of $42,000. Please help if you can.

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