Dying High School Head Boy Gives Emotional Final Speech
Feeling strong? You won’t in a minute.
Jake Bailey is a strong, intelligent 18-year-old man - he’s also dying of cancer.
Just weeks before the end of his senior year at Christchurch Boys’ High School, Jake was told he had only weeks to live.
He was absent from school for three weeks to undergo treatment for his aggressive cancer, but to no avail.
At his school prizegiving ceremony, Jake, the head boy delivered his final speech.
He had just been told he had weeks to live a week earlier.
After his emotional speech, Jake received a standing ovation and some of his fellow classmates broke into a haka in his honour.