Reynoldsburg teen attends 'The Last Jedi' premiere

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Tyler Woodward isn't your average 11th grader.

"He’s very outgoing," said Woody Woodward, Tyler's dad. "He’s very expressive. You always know what Tyler likes."

Tyler has always had an in-depth love for two things: the Columbus Blue Jackets and Star Wars.

"I just love it," Tyler said.

When Tyler was 15, his attention was pulled to something much less entertaining than hockey and an alternative universe. Tyler was diagnosed with the blood cancer when he was 15.

"Last April, we thought that Tyler had the flu. And after some blood tests and a trip to Children’s Hospital, we learned that he had leukemia," said Tyler's dad.

Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) the most common and most treatable form of leukemia. Tyler, now 17, is in remission.

"Cancer leads to a rollercoaster of emotions from that minute of diagnosis which I think you never forget, to just the overwhelming joy of remission. But, there have been so many blessings along the way," said Woody.

One of those blessings came through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"His wish was to attend the premiere of the Last Jedi. And fortunately, these amazing people were able to make that happen!" Woody said.

On December 8, Tyler was able to travel to Los Angeles for the star-studded red carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

"I don’t know if I have words to describe it," Tyler said. "It was such an amazing experience like being able to be there in general, and just like see everything and then to like meet everybody and meet Daisy Ridley. It was amazing!"

Tyler is still basking in the joy of his red carpet reality. He will cherish the pictures and videos for the rest of his life.

"It'll be the best day of my life until I get married," he said.

On average, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes across the country to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.