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Star treatment for Cleveland's biggest Captain America fan ever

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Bobby Arnold and mom Lisa at Captain America premiere. Bobby Arnold and mom Lisa at Captain America premiere.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Hollywood stars aren't the only ones at Tuesday night's Captain America premiere.

A local teenager got the star treatment.

Everyday it's a battle for Bobby Arnold who battles Mitochondrial neuromuscular disease.

But Tuesday was decidedly different for one of the biggest bona fide Captain America fans in Cleveland.

"I woke up this morning thinking this is going to be an amazing day," yelled Bobby Arnold as he got into a limo carrying his Captain America poster personally signed by the Russo Brothers and Chris Evans, Captain America himself.

It went everywhere Bobby went today.

It was his first time in a limo for and then dinner at Lockkeepers -- all before he was off to see the premiere of Captain America the Winter Soldier.

But Bobby is his mamma's superhero...

"He is. Everyday. See I get all choked up. He with his diagnosis wasn't supposed to live past three-years-old so everyday we've gotten with him has been a miracle. Really his whole life is about creating memories," said Lisa Arnold.

After beating the odds at 15-years-old, living five times longer than doctors predicted -- that calls for curbside limo service...

"We're really grateful for Russo Brothers donating the tickets because for them it was just two tickets. For us, it's priceless. So blessed. Very lucky," added Lisa Arnold.

Lisa, a nurse, sees patients and families from both sides of the bed at University Hospitals.

They won this superstar night when they entered a fundraiser raffle drawing for UH. 

"It's just an amazing place. He would not be here without the care we've gotten so we just entered the raffle to support the hospital," Lisa Arnold said.  "So it's just beyond our wildest dreams to get to do this. Just a blessing."

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