Since his diagnosis in 2015, he has had 31 rounds of radiation, intensive chemotherapy and brain surgery. After losing almost all his motor skills after surgery, Cazier has been in physical, occupational therapy and speech therapy, which he has been practicing almost every day for five years.
The physical and emotional stress had turned his life around, and he struggled to find something worth looking forward to.
That's when Make-A-Wish Idaho and Macy's teamed up to make his dream come true.
19659002] "He hoped that through his desire [of becoming a model] he could overcome confidence and become more confident in his abilities," Macy's spokeswoman Sheikina Liverpool told CNN.
In August, Cazier was flown to New York City where he participated in a two-day photo shoot for Macy's annual holiday campaign. He was styled by Macy's fashion team, learned to model and worked with "top talent in the industry," according to Macy's.
On Wednesday, a limousine Cazier and family retrieved from his home before taking them to a surprise as revealed by a bulletin board with his picture in Idaho Falls.
Cazier already knew that he was going to be included in Macy's holiday gift guide, but had no idea he would also be featured on a tablet in his hometown.
After the disclosure, the family was driven to Macy's at the Grand Teton Mall, where Cazier was met by fans who asked him to autograph copies of their Macy's holiday gift guide.
Cazier said the experience was better than he could have imagined.
"This was a dream for me, and I never thought I would actually make it a reality," Cazier said in a speech during the mall event.  "I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity to work with Make-A-Wish and Macy's," he told CNN. "It's been a tremendously growing experience for me, and I would even consider it a life change."