#TBT – Student Delivers Amazing Speech After Being Diagnosed with Lymphoma


“None of us get out of life alive so be gallant, be great, be gracious, be grateful for the opportunities you have.” – Jake Bailey

Just like Jake Bailey, unfortunately, many celebrities have also been and still are fighting lymphoma. Learn more about Michael C. Hall’s battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Watch this touching speech from Jake Bailey, an emotional valedictorian who is a senior monitor (similar to a student body president) at Christchurch Boys’ High School.

Just before he was due to give the end of year speech, he was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma: “A week before I was due to deliver (this) speech tonight, they said, you’ve got cancer. They said, if you don’t get any treatment in the next three weeks, you’re going to die.”

“Forget about having long-term dreams. Let’s be passionately dedicated to the pursuit of short-term goals. Micro-ambitious.” Jake Bailey

Read another inspiring lymphoma story here. 

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