Our Star Wars Stories: Dale Hopkins and Finding Strength in Star Wars

Jordan Hembrough goes to Cleveland, Ohio, to meet Dale Hopkins, a cancer survivor who found strength in Star Wars — along with a surrogate family in its fans. Dale tells of how Star Wars helped him face his disease and why he will pass on what he has learned.

Dianna Bates
Residing in New York, Dianna Bates shares the same deep love for the GFFA as her husband Justin LaSalata. In addition to posting news articles on our website, Dianna assists with providing photographs from various conventions and Star Wars-related events including NY Comic Con, "Force Friday" and others.