A Blaine teenager who put his pain aside to help others has passed away after battling terminal cancer.

According to his CaringBridge website, Matthew Pafko, 16, died Monday evening after being diagnosed with progressed recurrent medulla blastoma in 2002.

"He was our beloved son and brother. We all love him so much. We will never forget him," his family wrote on the site.

Pafko's mom, Debbie, says the doctors have given him four to six months to live.

Instead of thinking of himself, Pafko concentrated on others, and raised $7,000 for Sharing and Caring Hands, a Minneapolis organization that provides assistance to the homeless.

"They don't have very much," Pafko had said about why he worked with the organization.

"Just look at that kid's spirit. He's tough," said Rob Wills of Sharing and Caring Hands. "He's a good role model for other kids."

Pafko's funeral will be held at Epiphany Church in Coon Rapids on July 24 at 11 a.m.