Nicolas Cage stopped by the pediatric intensive care Wednesday at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, leaning over little Sophia Meyers' bed as her devastated parents looked on.
The Mobile hospital said on its Facebook page that Cage was in town for filming of a new movie and surprised the hospital’s staff and patients Wednesday afternoon.
Seven-year-old Sophia is suffering from diffuse intrinsic potine glioma, a terminal tumor that forms in the brain stem and spreads like sand.
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She enjoyed some time with her family in Florida over the weekend, but she then grew sick.
On the way home to Ocean Springs, parents Angel and Josh Myers stopped at the Mobile hospital to have her checked and she was admitted.
They are hoping to get her back home to her family and dogs, Governor (pronounced Guv-nah) and Princess.
Only 300 to 400 children in the United States are stricken with DIPG each year.