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Family Launch Campaign For Dying Father To Watch Early Screening Of Final "Hobbit" Film

Watching the fantasy films has become a family tradition every December.

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A family have launched an online campaign to secure their dying father an early screening of the final Hobbit film before its official release date at the end of the year.

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Jessy Stouffer said in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday that her 57-year-old father, Scott, had terminal cancer and was not expected to make it to December.

She told BuzzFeed News it had become a family tradition to watch the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films when they came out in the final month of the year.

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She added as well as loving the films, her father was a huge fan of the original J.R.R. Tolkien books.

As a result, the family, from Maple Park, outside Chicago, are trying to gather support online to allow her father to watch a special preview of the film.

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Jessy said the decision to make the video, which was created on Monday, was made by the family as a way of getting in contact with the writers, producers, and director of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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