Jack is our 2018 spokeskid. He is a regular 13-year-old teenager, who loves science, skiing, playing hockey, biking, reading, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. There’s just one thing that sets him apart from his peers—he is currently battling cancer. Jack was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was 10 years old. Fighting leukemia takes years. By the time he finishes treatment in grade nine, Jack will have endured 1,224 days of treatment. That’s all of grade six, all of grade seven, all of grade eight and half of grade nine. Jack is relieved to be nearing the end of his treatment in December 2018. He finds strength and inspiration in professional athletes such as Montreal Canadien Alex Galchenyuk and Calgary Stampeder Charlie Power, but he is most inspired by the many kids who do not survive cancer. Jack believes he must remain strong for these kids, who were taken far too young.