Jakob Richard Gatt

Jakob Richard Gatt

August 25, 2005

  • Hometown: Orangeville, Ontario
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2010
  • Diagnosis: ALL

Some facts about my treatment: 3 years of chemotherapy was very hard to go through because I am still just a kid, but it was the only thing that was going to cure me

What do you want to be when you grow up? A MLB baseball player

My message to other kids undergoing treatment: Trust your parents they will be there every step of the way, be strong and talk to other kids going through treatment they know things that can help when you are sick.

If I had three wishes they would be…

Cure for Cancer
To play in the MLB
To bring back the ones we lost to cancer

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because… I want to give back! My life was saved and I want to do everything I can to save others from cancer so please help research by donating

The worst thing about having cancer: Being sick all the time and not being able to play with my friends.


Our Featured Ambassador

This is Josh Nelson – a childhood cancer survivor. He knows about facing all the challenges of childhood cancer:

“I know first-hand how it feels to be a prisoner in the hospital and endure the surgeries and the endless needles and treatments. I know how it feels to lose my hair, throw up regularly and watch other kids around me earn their wings. I lost a part of my childhood that I will never get back. I know how it feels to look different and to be different. That’s something that I wouldn’t wish for any other kid to go through, and that is why I do what I do.”

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