This 8-Year-Old Has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, But His Response to Cancer is Priceless

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Jan 14, 2015   |   7:40PM   |   Washington, DC

When Tyler West was seven years old he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), which is a rare type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. ALL is the most common type of cancer in children and progresses quickly if not treated.

tylerwestTyler’s mother, Michelle West, became concerned that something was wrong with her son when he started suffering from severe joint pain.

Thankfully, Tyler was blessed with an amazing oncologist from St. Jude Children’s Hospital who is determined to help him beat cancer. Tyler also has a fighting spirit and is always joyful despite his sickness.

Now, Tyler wants to help St. Jude’s by building the hospital is his favorite video game “Minecraft” and every time someone visits it, they can donate real money.

Learn more about Tyler’s inspirational story in the video below.

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