Teen cancer survivor finishes year-long project creating joke book to help others

A young Christchurch brain tumour survivor has completed a 12-month mission creating a joke book to bring laughter to children in need of cheering up.

Caleb Wright, 13, is a budding comedian and says when he was sick, laughter gave him life so he's been on a mission to share those laughs with others.

He teamed up with the Child Cancer Foundation to create a joke book to help bring some laughs to children in need of cheering up.

After a year of collecting jokes, he’s finally finished and it's already got Kiwi kids smiling. Even better, it's available online for free download.

Caleb had asked kiwis to submit their best stuff and he included some of his own material.

Speaking to The Project on Wednesday, Caleb said it felt "really special" to have his joke book published. 

His mum, Jennie, said Caleb was a "total champion".

"It has been a really long process for him - kids are pretty impatient most of the time but we're really proud of him and to get to the end of it is just amazing."

To top things off, Caleb had even more good news to share.

"I just had an MRI last week and the results were positive, and my tumour has not moved or done anything," he said.

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