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Our Hero: Jack

BY Kadesha Washington

In 2011, just after he graduated from high school, Jack was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. No stranger to tough battles, Jack was born with a rare liver disease and had three liver transplants by the time he was two years old.

Jack was treated for his cancer at Columbia, where Hope & Heroes helped support him and his family through 25 months of chemotherapy and two weeks of radiation. The chemotherapy treatment and other drugs caused his teeth and joints to be destroyed. As a result, Jack had a hip and knee replacement and now wears dentures.

Today, Jack is five years cancer-free and is a comedian and motivational speaker here in New York City. He is committed to spreading his story of survival to others. Read our interview with Jack to see how his cancer journey inspires his comedy routines!

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