Disney Allows Terminally Ill Fan To See Avengers: Endgame Early

A terminally ill fan has been granted his dying wish to see the new Avengers movie before it is released in cinemas.

After reaching out on social media, the studio behind the latest installment of the superhero franchise, Avengers: Endgame, has said it is working to make his dream come true.

The man named, Alexander tweeted the good news yesterday, writing: "Disney have reached out and we're discussing options. Thank you all so much. This is everything I could have hoped for! Please consider donating to Fanconi Anemia research."

This comes after his Reddit post asking Marvel to let him see the film early went viral, with fans sharing his story and contacting the movie's directors on his behalf - supporters even started a hashtag '#Avengers4Alexander', to get things moving.

After being contacted by Disney the 33-year-old thanked everyone for their support, saying: "I cried when I read their email, it's everything I hoped for and I owe it to all of you."

Titled 'Dying Before April: My Endgame', Alexander's original post saw him open up about his bone marrow failure and how his battles with mouth and liver cancer could mean he wouldn't make it ti April 26, when the movie is set to be premiered.

It said: "I'm not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story. Just a normal guy. I'm 33, lost my sister three years ago to the same rare genetic disease it turns out I have too. I'll leave behind a devoted girlfriend and an adopted greyhound.

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"I thought I'd make it to April at least, but my bone marrow is toast."

Despite the overwhelming positivity that Alexander received for his post, some branded him a liar and said he was making the story up.

But the brave young man ignored them and told anyone in a similar situation to him to keep fighting.

He said: "Whatever grand things you imagine would be on your bucket list, do them now instead."

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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