"None of us get out of life alive — so be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities that you have."
New Zealand teen Jake Bailey became an inspiration for millions of cancer patients around the world after he delivered a memorable speech at his high school’s senior prize ceremony just a week after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Arriving to a standing ovation and a roaring applause on a wheelchair right from the hospital bed, Jake left everyone emotionally charged after a speech, parts of which were written before he got diagnosed.
Jake’s speech was a reflection of his years at the school and what was about to come in his and his friends lives.
Jake’s heart moving speech was followed by an emotional Haka performance by his friends that left him in tears. Jake’s speech comes as a beacon of hope and inspiration for people specially children battling for their lives suffering from a disease they never chose.
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