He's battled childhood cancer, met the President of the United States and now Kevin Cordasco has been named honorary mayor of Calabasas for 2013.
"I would have never expected over the past six year of my fight, I would have never expected to make this kind of impact on people, even though it is a big goal of mine. I would have never expected this much of an outpouring of community support," Kevin said at Thursday's State of the City Address at the Calabasas Library.
"So, I really feel like this is a big accomplishment for me because it is a symbol that I was able to bring the community together and make a difference in the world, which is what I would love to do everyday."
The 16 year old has been battling neuroblastoma since he was 9. The Calabasas High junior has gone through multiple surgeries, bone marrow transplants, chemo and radiation. He has fought his way through many relapses and is currently relying on experimental drugs and chemo.
Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer gave Kevin the honorary title during her State of the City Address.
At the end of the speech, Maurer allowed the teen to adjourn the meeting as his first act as honory mayor.