Kareem Gibbs (pictured), is an 18-year-old high school student who is considered to be charming, always upbeat and rarely seen without a smile on his face. The youth would make anyone think he didn’t have a care in the world, but behind Gibbs’ sunny disposition is a sad reality — he has a rare form of cancer and has only months to live. Yet, despite his gloomy forecast, Gibbs is upbeat and excited about being nominated for homecoming king at the Texas high school he attends in Keller-Central, reports My Fox 4.
A coach at Keller-Central contacted a local radio station, K-104, and explained how Gibbs had a rare form of cancer. The teen was invited to the station’s popular morning show, and in usual form, charmed not only the hosts of the program but the listeners as well. ”I try to stay as positive as I possibly can and try not to think of it too much and that’s really what gets me through the day,” he revealed on the air.
Gibbs was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Sarcoma at age 11. The first sign of the cancer began on his hip, appearing as a football-sized lump. The cancer has since spread to his lungs and now his heart.
Since his diagnosis, Gibbs has undergone a myriad of treatments and is now involved in a clinical trial, in which he has to travel to Atlanta once a week.