He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing

We've been diagnosing this disease ineffectively for decades. One teenager is working to change that.


Meet Jack. When Jack Andraka (who, by the way, is a teenager) was first trying to find a space to do his research on pancreatic cancer, many laboratories turned him down. Why? Because no one had time to entertain what they saw as the silly notions of a teenage boy. Nobody believed that a mere teen could come up with a better diagnostic test for the cancer than the one that's been the medical standard for decades. And to be honest, I didn't really believe it either at first.

But spoiler alert: Yep, he's totally doin' it.

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