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Jake Bailey: What cancer taught me

Jake Bailey: What cancer taught me
  

"Confronting the possibility of death has led Jake to re-evaluate all that he took for granted in life and to encourage others to do the same. His book is an uplifting call to action to people of all ages"--Publisher information.

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ISBN 9780143770862
Barcode 9780143770862
Published 15 May 2017 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bailey, Jake

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ISBN-13 9780143770862
ISBN-10 0143770861
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 15 May 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bailey, Jake
Category Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Biography & Autobiography: General
Oncology
Coping With Illness
NZ, Maori & Pasifika Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 270g
Dewey Code 362.1969940092
Catalogue Code 730424

Description of this Book

'None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities you have.' Delivered from a wheelchair while undergoing cancer treatment, Jake Bailey's inspirational end of year speech as Head Boy at Christchurch Boys' High School made headlines around the world. Diagnosed just a week earlier with the most aggressive form of cancer - one with often fatal results - Jake didn't know whether he would have the strength to deliver the words he had written before receiving the shocking news of his illness. And he had no idea of the significance his speech would assume as he lay in hospital enduring intensive chemotherapy. In this remarkably honest account of his illness, treatment and recovery, Jake shares all that the experience has taught him. 'Before I got sick I was dying to get home from school. I was dying for the weekends. I was dying for the school holidays, and then before I knew it I was dying in Christchurch Hospital.' Confronting the possibility of death has led Jake to re-evaluate all that he took for granted in life and to encourage others to do the same. His book is an uplifting call to action to people of all ages.

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Author's Bio

Teenager Jake Bailey grabbed headlines around the world when he delivered a rousing speech from a wheelchair at his school's end of year prize giving in 2015. At the time Jake was the Head Boy at Christchurch Boys' High School, and had just one week earlier been diagnosed with the fastest growing form of cancer, Burkitt's non-Hodgkins lymphoma,. He was given two weeks to live if the cancer was left untreated, and was hospitalised for three months while undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment. A video of the speech Jake made to his fellow students was viewed by millions and attracted media attention globally. His now famous quote - 'Here's the thing, none of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have' - was voted Massey University's 2015 New Zealand Quote of the Year. Now in remission, Jake is based on the Gold Coast in Australia from where he travels to deliver inspirational speeches that draw on his experience of cancer and all that it has taught him. He is an ambassador for the Maia Health Foundation in New Zealand and the Tour de Cure in Australia.

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