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Ari Gupta, from Portland, Oregon, has made a donation of $ 10,314 to the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University

Teen Jeopardy! champion, 18, donates $ 10,314 of his winnings to the Oregon cancer center in honor of his & # 39; hero & # 39; Alex Trebek while the host continues his fight with phase 4 pancreatic cancer

  • Ari Gupta, from Portland, Oregon, has made a donation of $ 10,314 to the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University
  • Gupta was the 2019 Teen Tournament Champion and won $ 100,000 by participating in the iconic show
  • & # 39; I was inspired to give by Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! and someone I have visited all my life, & said the freshman at Columbia University
  • He shared that he decided to donate the extra $ 314 because he likes the first three digits of pi
  • In March, the 79-year-old host of Jeopardy! Revealed that he had stage 4 of the disease and that the prognosis & # 39; not very encouraging & # 39; used to be
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An 18-year-old Jeopardy! winner donated $ 10,000 of his winnings to an Oregon research institute in honor of his & # 39; hero & # 39 ;, Alex Trebek.

Ari Gupta, from Portland, Oregon, has made a donation of $ 10,314 to the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University.

Gupta was the 2019 Teen Tournament Champion and won $ 100,000 by participating in the iconic show.

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Ari Gupta, from Portland, Oregon, has made a donation of $ 10,314 to the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University

Ari Gupta, from Portland, Oregon, has made a donation of $ 10,314 to the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University

& # 39; I was inspired to give by Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! and someone I have visited all my life, & said the freshman at Columbia University.

He continued: & # 39; I am honored to be able to make this donation to the Knight Cancer Institute to support him and the millions of other people suffering from pancreatic cancer around the world. & # 39;

In an interview with WBRC, Gupta shared that he decided to donate the extra $ 314 because he likes the first three digits of pi.

Gupta was the 2019 Teen Tournament Champion and won $ 100,000 by participating in the iconic show

Gupta was the 2019 Teen Tournament Champion and won $ 100,000 by participating in the iconic show

Gupta was the 2019 Teen Tournament Champion and won $ 100,000 by participating in the iconic show

& # 39; I was inspired to give by Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! and someone I have visited all my life, & said the freshman at Columbia University
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& # 39; I was inspired to give by Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! and someone I have visited all my life, & said the freshman at Columbia University

& # 39; I was inspired to give by Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! and someone I have visited all my life, & said the freshman at Columbia University

& # 39; For me, it represents my lifelong love of learning and math that finally made me appear on Jeopardy! and has propelled what I have done since, & said Gupta.

In March, the 79-year-old host of Jeopardy! Revealed that he had stage 4 of the disease and that the prognosis & # 39; not very encouraging & # 39; used to be.

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously fatal because its signs are vague and rarely appear until late stages when the cancer has spread far, making it more difficult to treat.

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& # 39; I wish I had previously known that the persistent stomach pain that I had prior to my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer & # 39 ;, Trebek says in the clip.

Gupta continued: & # 39; I am honored to be able to make this donation to the Knight Cancer Institute to support him and the millions of other people suffering from pancreatic cancer around the world & # 39;

Gupta continued: & # 39; I am honored to be able to make this donation to the Knight Cancer Institute to support him and the millions of other people suffering from pancreatic cancer around the world & # 39;

Gupta continued: & # 39; I am honored to be able to make this donation to the Knight Cancer Institute to support him and the millions of other people suffering from pancreatic cancer around the world & # 39;

& # 39; Other common symptoms include back pain, unexplained weight loss, new diabetes and yellowing of the skin or eyes. & # 39;

In a video posted on the YouTube page of World Day for pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Trebek talks about the symptoms he was dealing with.

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Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, a large gland in the digestive system.

It usually shows no symptoms in the early stages. Sufferers tend to develop signs, such as back pain and jaundice, when it has spread to other organs.

According to the American Cancer Society, around 56,000 will be diagnosed in the US in 2019 and about 45,000 will die from it.

Less than seven percent of patients survive five years, which means that pancreatic cancer has one of the worst chances of survival of all common cancers.

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