Christchurch Teen With Cancer Impresses Again With Speech In Australia

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 2:13PM

The inspirational words of cancer survivor Jake Bailey have wowed once again.

Last year, the then-Christchurch Boys' High School head boy won hearts around the world when he told fellow pupils and the school community at the end-of-year prizegiving to "be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have".

He had not been expected to attend the ceremony after being diagnosed with Burkitt's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma a week earlier.

Now he has delivered another epic speech, just four months after going into remission.

Mr Bailey was invited to speak at the Tour de Cure Snow Ball in Sydney, and left the audience "floored", the cancer charity's communications officer Sally Heginbotham told the New Zealand Herald.

Just try to watch this without getting teary-eyed..