Looking at him today, you’d never know that Chance was once so sick, doctors didn’t know if he’d survive.

At only 7 years old, he was diagnosed with liver cancer and endured months of treatment that left him bedridden. That’s when doctors at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC changed course and listed him for transplant. Within only a few months, Chance received just that — a “chance” at a normal, healthy life, through liver transplant.

“Being sick definitely changed my outlook on life because I was given a second chance and I’m grateful that I’m still here,” Chance says.

Cancer-free, young Chance knew to be thankful for his renewed good health. And since then, he’s done everything possible to maintain that well-being, through regular workouts at the gym his parents own and by making healthy eating a priority.