6-year-old cancer patient meets idol: Supergamer, YouTube star Zack Scott

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YouTube star played video games with Chris Ellis at Ellis’ home on Sunday. (Dani Ellis / via DNAinfo)

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CHICAGO — Dani Ellis said her 6-year-old son Chris is “so excited, his head is going to explode” after meeting his idol, YouTube star and gamer Zack Scott.

Scott, who visited Chris and his family at their suburban La Grange Park home on Sunday, said he’s just as thrilled.

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“It’s truly an honor,” Scott said. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around the full scope of it all. It’s hard to process that I could be a small but important part in someone else’s life. It means so much that someone going through such difficulty in life looks up to me and would want to spend their time with me.”

Chris was diagnosed with Stage Four neuroblastoma in July 2014. In the last 17 months, Chris has spent more time at Comer Children’s Hospital in Hyde Park than his family’s home. He spends a great deal of that time playing video games and watching Scott play them, too.

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