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One week after learning he has an aggressive form of cancer, a New Zealand teen dispensed invaluable advice to his schoolmates

Jake Bailey found out he had Burkitt Lymphoma just one week before he was due to speak at a prizegiving ceremony at his school. As senior monitor, it was his duty to represent the class. In the midst of intensive chemotherapy, Jake was permitted to leave the hospital for a brief period to deliver his speech. 

Produced by Emma Fierberg. Video courtesy of Christchurch Boys’ High School.

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