An evening with Jake Bailey

By OBHS | Posted: Thursday July 7, 2022

The Otago Boys' High School PTA are proud to present a talk with Jake Bailey.

Jake is a full-time public speaker, the youngest #1 bestselling author in New Zealand history, and a passionate educator on the power of resilience.

Jake first caused a global sensation in 2015, when his speech as Head Boy at Christchurch Boys' High School’s prize-giving ceremony went viral. A week before he was due to deliver this speech, Jake was diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the most aggressive cancer known to man. Given two weeks to live if this was left untreated, Jake persevered through to make his speech from a wheelchair, the video of which went on to touch the hearts of tens of millions and draw support and praise from across the globe.

The event will be held in the OBHS auditorium on Friday, 29 July at 5.30pm. Entry for the evening will be a gold coin donation.

For more information about Jake and his story please click on the link below.