"I told him, 'Dude, everybody's terminal,'" Wilson said. "I told him, 'You will outlive someone that has nothing wrong with them right now.' You just can't get caught up in it."

Having had the opportunity to take part in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events, Wilson said he has nothing but respect for female breast cancer survivors, calling them the "true warriors" in the fight against the disease.

"I just feel like we are fighting the same enemy in the same war, I'm just wearing a different uniform," he said.