13-year-old West Fargo boy battles life-threatening disease, family tries raising money for his best summer ever

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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- A 13-year-old West Fargo boy has been battling a life-threatening genetic disease since he was born. This time around the doctors says it's a little bit more powerful. Valley News Live met up with the young boy Sunday that says this summer is going to be the best one of his life.

Keaton Nelson, 13, is from West Fargo. If you say the words Star Wars, he gets a smile from ear to ear.

He has other passions, such as playing video games like Fortnite.

Aside from running around and playing games, he has a heart of gold.

"He would give anything he could to anyone out there," said his father, Jason Nelson. "Selfless kid."

So loving that when Keaton was nine-years-old, he got to Make-A-Wish. Out of anything in the world, he chose to be Santa so that he could deliver presents to kids in the hospital.

"I thought the kids in the hospital weren't going to have a Christmas so I thought I'd bring the Christmas to them," said Keaton.

Four years later and his cystic fibrosis hasn't gone away.

"It has progressed to be you know very difficult, day in and day out for him," said his father.

Meaning it's the humidity, air and smoke that make Keaton's condition the worst. He can only spend a limited amount of time outside.

After the last doctors visit, the family didn't receive the best news.

So for the kid who always gives, it might be his turn.

"It might be his time, you know, to get something back," said his father.

So they set up a Go Fund Me, to raise money for Keaton's best summer ever. Here's the link:

So for now, Keaton's staying optimistic.

"I'd rather have me have it than them," said Keaton.