VIDEO: Kevin Cordasco Named Honorary Mayor of Calabasas

The 16-year-old Calabasas teen has been battling neuroblastoma since he was 9.

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.

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Peggy Cameron January 26, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Kevin, I'm so proud of you and your determination. You probably don't know me but I do know you. I work with Cade at Stelle and I have watched you become such an inspiration to everyone. I follow all the updates on you and see you when you come to campus to support your brother. We, here at Stelle think of you often and can only hope and pray the best for you.....You have touched many lives and YOU have made a difference for many people. Keep up your fight....
Rita W February 05, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Kevin - I do not live in Calabasas but I have followed you and YES you make a great impact and touch the lives of many. You inspirme me to NEVER give up. Never give up Kevin. Respectfully, Rita W.
Rita W February 05, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Oops - please forgive my typo above. I mean INSPIRE me. Thanks. Rita.


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