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This 8-Year-Old Has Cancer, But That’s Not What’s Most Remarkable About Him


Tyler West, 8, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year, according to the video below. He took a brief break from teasing his mom, snuggling with his sisters and playing Minecraft to tell us about it, cracking jokes and laughing throughout the entire 11-minute video.

SoulPancake shared Tyler’s story as part of Unstoppable, a four-part series in partnership with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The heartwarming video highlights Tyler’s relationship with his doctors, his supportive family and, most importantly, his awe-inspiring humor and positivity.

It’s a lot to put on an 8-year-old boy,” says Angela, Tyler’s aunt. “But he’s so strong and he’s so joyous about it. He does what he has to do to get through it, and he does it with a smile on his face.”

Watch SoulPancake’s portrait of Tyler’s journey in the touching video below:

 

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