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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20:  Actor Chris Evans attends the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Actor Chris Evans attends the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Captain America star Chris Evans reached out to a cancer patient who has battled the disease five times since he was five years old.

Dustan Colyer just turned 22, and got a special message from Evans to celebrate his birthday.

“As many times as you’ve gone though [cancer] – you’re like some kind of unstoppable warrior.” Evans said.  You can watch the entire message below:

Colyer says he feels a personal connection to the Captain America character, because he says Captain America started out as a “little guy” and then became a superhero after going through radiation.