Robert Downey Tiger Invites Child With Cystic Fibrosis To ‘Civil War’ Premiere


Seven-year old Daniel suffers from cystic fibrosis which is a rare genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. He has a permanent port on his chest (port-a-cath) much like the arc reactor of Tony Stark.

Daniel’s mom says that Iron Man helps him face his illness and the bullies that make fun of him for it. He wanted nothing more than to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr., and it seems that he’s about to get his wish.

Downey learned about Daniel through his Instagram and posted this wonderful costume photo to help cheer him up. Downey says in his photo response:

“When I’m in the dumps, I’ve found this little getup to be helpful. P.S. Would you like to come to the LA premiere of Captain America: Civil War as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”

I just love this man to bits. Check out the wonderful Instagram conversation between the two after the break.

#cysticfibrosis #myironman #bulliescanthurtme @robertdowneyjr This is my son Daniel and he has cystic fibrosis, he is seven years old and wants nothing more to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr (aka iron man) as he has managed to get past the bullies he faces from day to day by telling them the he too has a extra special port in his chest much like iron man has his arc reactor, I am sharing this in hope that mr stark (as Daniel calls him out of the suit) could find a way to contact me on here as Daniel could really do with a little lift at the moment after a child at school has told him that all children with cf die. If this reaches him and Daniel could get a reply I hope that it could help him through his stay in hospital as it is starting to take its toll on him.

A photo posted by Vicky Keyte (@envy_coatings) on

And here’s Daniel’s overwhelmed reaction to the news…

(via Comic Book Resources)


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