‘Superhero’ salutes 5-time cancer fighter in special birthday video

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ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich., — Dustan Colyer celebrated his 22nd birthday this weekend, with some help from Captain America.

Friends surprised Colyer, who’s fighting cancer for the fifth time, with a special message filmed by actor Chris Evans.

During the two-minute video, the actor gives props to Colyer for his strength, and also threw his support behind Colyer’s organization, “DC Strong”.

“Your resilience, your strength, your bravery, your courage… I’ve never had to go through something like you’ve gone through, and as many times as you’ve gone through it, you’re like some kind of unstoppable warrior,” Evans said in the video. “It’s really unbelievable, how many times you’ve fought this fight. It’s inspiring. You really are stronger than I know I could ever be.”

Colyer is a huge fan of comic books and movies. Friends tell FOX 17 that one of his favorite characters is Marvel’s “Captain America.”

He responded to the special message, with a message of his own on Facebook, writing: “Best birthday present I’ve ever received, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you Chris Evans!!”

Coyler is the namesake behind “DC Strong”, an organization that reaches out to support and put smiles on those facing childhood cancer. FOX 17 first featured the group in 2014.

He’s spent most of his life battling cancer, after receiving his first diagnosis at age six.

Watch the special video made by Chris Evans.

To learn more about DC Strong, click here.

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