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Cancer Patient's Jay Z Parody Puts a Spin on Chemotherapy


When a UCLA student’s education was put on hold due to a leukemia diagnosis, he decided to spend the long treatment hours making something to raise spirits and awareness.

Tom G., who declined to share his full name with the media, is a patient at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), undergoing his fourth and final round of chemotherapy. During treatments, he decided to make a cancer-themed parody of a Jay Z/Kanye West song, according to ABC News. Instead of the lyrics “ball so hard,” Tom raps “bald so hard.”

“I made this video to explain the everyday life of a cancer patient in a unique way,” Tom says in a message at the end of the below video. “So share this with your friends, and Jay Z, next time you’re in town, hopefully you can stop by and hang out.”

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