Christian Bale spent time last week in Disneyland with four-year-old cancer patient Jayden Barber. Bale flew Jayden and his mom, Charlene Barber, to California from Ohio. Bale spent the day with Jayden at Disneyland's Club 33, an exclusive members-only restaurant. E! News reports that Jayden Barber suffered from bone cancer for two years and underwent chemotherapy, and last year his health took a turn for the worse when the cancer resurfaced as MDS leukemia.
Charlene Barber had an idea to start the Facebook page "Lighting the Batsignal for Jayden" in an attempt to make the four-year-old's wish to meet Christian Bale come true. Bale has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success for his role as Batman, the vigilante superhero from DC Comics. Since news broke of Christian Bale's outreach to Jayden, the Facebook page has received numerous comments of encouragement from well-wishers across the nation.
The Barber family was finally able to reveal the exciting news of traveling to Disneyland to meet Christian Bale on Friday morning. Charlene wrote on Facebook, "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!!!"
Perhaps most noticeable about Christian Bale's amazing act of kindness toward his young fan was the very inconspicuous way in which Bale granted Jayden's wish. Press reports only came to light after Charlene herself posted the news on the "Lighting the Batsignal for Jayden" Facebook page.
We commend Christian Bale on this heartwarming act of goodwill and wish Jayden Barber and his family all the best.
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