Cancer-stricken student leader’s inspirational final speech

An 18 year old New Zealand high school student told he could be dead in three weeks has given a legacy-making final speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School.

Jake Bailey explained that “I wrote a speech, and 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 within the next three weeks you’re going to die. Then they told me I wouldn’t be here tonight to deliver this speech.”

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

“We don’t know where we might end up, or when we might end up.”

Watch the inspirational speech here, and show it to your kids.