Brooke Mulford was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma when a tumor on her adrenal gland spread throughout her entire body.

The 8-year-old beat the cancer then, but it has since returned, and her mother explained that it gets tougher to treat with each relapse. That hasn’t stopped Brooke from maintaining her positive outlook on life, however. Brooke points to all of the good things that have come out of her illness — like hanging out with David Ortiz and the rest of the Red Sox players before a game earlier this season.

Check out the above video to hear more about Brooke.