Jake Bailey, a high school senior at Christchurch Boys’ High School in New Zealand, was diagnosed with cancer. His touching speech at graduation has gone viral.
Without receiving treatment for the cancer, it was estimated that he would only have about three weeks to live.
Doctors advised Jake Bailey, the senior monitor at Christchurch Boys’ High School, that he would be unable to attend his school’s annual prize giving ceremony and deliver his speech. It was advice he was forced to ignore, despite his illness.
What you’re about to see in the video is probably one of the most emotional and inspiring speeches you’ll ever hear.
The amazing thing is that after his speech, Jake was able to return to good health.
As the years of progressed, Jake has pushed life to the limits. His mission to inspire others is still in full swing.
“None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have.”