"So I went back and told him, 'I want to tell you that, a year ago, I went through cancer too.' He wanted to know what kind I had, and he told me what he had. He was amazing, happy-go-lucky. He has matured quickly," Chornock says. "But I told him, 'Hey, I've gone through chemo and radiation, just like you — and I made it, and you're going to make it too. Just like I did.'" Chornock pauses for a moment to gather his voice. "Sorry," he tells me. "I still get choked up about it. But I just told him, 'You're going to be OK. You're going to be fine.'"