Jayden Dalton makes his optimistic approach perfectly clear.
"I have cancer, but cancer does not have me," he'll emphatically tell you.
It's that optimism that has drawn the admiration of family, friends and other Jimmy Fund patients. In fact, it's those other patients who hold a special place in Jayden's heart, as he's constantly looking for ways to help improve the lives of others.
You could call him mature beyond his years, or you could call him a special kid. You're probably best served calling him an inspiration, though, because he's touched so many lives, and there's no limit on the number of lives he'll continue to touch.
Check out the video above to hear more about the amazing Jayden Dalton.