It's a big number for Cleveland Heights native Nathan Mumford.

He has beaten three different cancers three different times -- and he's only 36-years-old.

“He really doesn’t like any attention,” says Alicia Miranda, a west side mother who met Mumford when she was battling cancer in 2010.

Miranda and Mumford, who were strangers at the time, were at a play with breast cancer as its theme.

“I was crying the whole way through," says Miranda. "Nathan just happened to be sitting next to me and grabbed my hand and held my hand the whole time. Little did I know he was a two-time cancer survivor.”

At the time of their meeting Mumford had already beaten Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 11 and Leukemia at 26. He says he was given a 100 percent chance to die when he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

“I had a trial treatment, which was called the umbilical cord blood transplant and it saved my life,” says Mumford.