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Posted: November 05, 2015

Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan gets wish of seeing 'The Force Awakens'

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Daniel Fleetwood's dying wish has been fulfilled.

The terminally ill "Star Wars" super-fan was concerned he wouldn't be alive to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when it premieres on December 18.

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That worry came to an end Wednesday after Disney set up a private screening of the film at his Texas home, according to his family.

"Daniel just finished watching an unedited version of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'!!!" his wife Ashley Fleetwood wrote on Facebook Thursday afternoon. "We would like to thank the awesomely talented [director] JJ Abrams for calling us yesterday to tell us Daniel was getting his wish granted!"

Wanted to edit something: To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers: Daniels final dream...

Posted by Ashley Fleetwood on Thursday, November 5, 2015

According to his GoFundMe page, Fleetwood was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma two years ago. On Sept. 1, after the cancer grew more aggressive, his doctor gave the Texas native one to two months to live.

Acotr Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, tweeted about the good news, saying he was “elated” for Fleetwood.

Other members of the cast, including Peter Mayhew (who plays Chewbacca) and newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, had supported the campaign using the hashtag #ForceForDaniel.

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