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Jason Momoa gifts 'Aquaman' trident to young fan battling brain cancer

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Jason Momoa gave one of his biggest fans, soon-to-be eight-year-old Danny Sheehan, one of the best presents an Aquaman fan can ask for: a life-sized replica of his on-screen trident.

Sheehan, who was diagnosed with rare form of brain cancer in 2017, is a huge Aquaman fan. He went viral last month after yelling in delight for being gifted an action figure of his beloved superhero.

Momoa later caught wind of Sheehan’s video and, once learning of his cancer battle, personally reached out to offer some words of encouragement.   The two bonded over their love of dolphins, of which Sheehan admitted he had never seen in person but hoped to one day.

Two weeks after their heartwarming conversation, Momoa updated fans on Sunday about the care package full of Aquaman-related goodies he arranged to have sent over to the young boy.

“Wanted to share a picture of this amazing boy Danny Sheehan, Natalie his mom sent me this today,” he announced alongside a series of photos of Danny enjoying his new prized possessions. “I wanted to say thanks to Andy Smith @sideshowcollectibles for putting some action figures and toys together for Danny and @wbpictures for sending over a Aquaman trident.”

Mamoa also included a card referencing their adorable heart-to-heart, writing, “Can’t wait to ride on some dolphins with you Danny!  Love, Uncle Aquaman.”

Danny’s mother, Natalie Sheehan, told Yahoo! Entertainment that the gift meant the world to her son.

“Danny was speechless — which for one so talkative, was a true testament to how surprised he was,” she explained. “Danny had a rough week this week, so it was great to see him so lively and excited.”

By Megan Stone
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