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What cancer taught me / Jake Bailey, with Nicola McCoy.

By: Bailey, Jake [author.].
Contributor(s): McCloy, Nicola [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2017Description: 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143770862.Other title: Jake Bailey : what cancer taught me.Subject(s): Bailey, Jake | Cancer -- Patients -- New Zealand -- Biography | Cancer -- Psychological aspects | Cancer -- Social aspects | Cancer in adolescence | Cancer patients' writingsGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 362.196994 Summary: "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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'None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have.'


Jake Bailey's inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys' High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world.


Jake's cancer, and that speech, became the start of a bigger journey that continues today. In this remarkably honest account of his illness, treatment and recovery, Jake shares all that the experience has taught him. His book is an uplifting call to action for people of all ages.

"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.