Jack Andraka

Anna Torres

Early Life Of Jack Andraka

Jack Andraka is from Cleveland, Ohio. His parents are Steve Andraka who is a civil engineer and Jane Andraka who is a anesthetist. He enjoys whitewater rafted and kayaked. He loves to be in the water. When he was in school he loved science classes and math and engineering and he was also in boy scouts.

qoute from jack andraka

"science shouldn't be a luxury. Knowledge should be a commodity"


Jack is a fifteen year old sophomore who invented a non-expensive test to detect for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. One of his close friends had passed away from a disease and it effected jacks life and we wanted to know more he can do about it. so he did his research and found out it was a spreading disease that is rapid.

The Change

Jack has made a huge change for helping people have a better chance of being cured or cleansed of several types of cancer. Jack is a very important young man who is noticed by many and many are very grateful for his science. Young Jack won the $75,000 grand prize at Spring’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair when he was a freshman.

Our Cancer Hero

According to Google definitions, a hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

A hero doesn't have to be only a man , many women have made changes but in this case this hero is a male.

Jack Andraka is a hero to many people, he's done so much research and for his age he knew something was wrong and had to be done and he went out and made a difference to help many others.

Jack Andraka~

"Anything is possible with the internet. you don't have to be a professor with multiple degrees to have your idea work"