Dealing with a serious illness can often leave you feeling lonely and isolated from the outside world.
A teenage cancer survivor, Jordan Kosovich, recently penned a heartbreaking ad looking for friends after his illness caused him to missed out on making friends throughout his childhood.
Kosovich, who is now 19 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 7.
The teen, who hails from Perth, Australia, spent the majority of his childhood going in and out of hospitals to receive cancer treatments.
Since Kosovich was often too ill to go to school, he was robbed of his youth and never really had a chance to develop a network of friends like most school-age children.
So the teen decided to post a heartbreaking ad looking for friends on Gumtree, a popular classified ads website in the UK.
After giving a brief introduction, Kosovich writes,
In the tear-jerking ad, Kosovich reveals that despite multiple attempts to establish a social life, he hasn't had much luck with making new friends.
Kosovich says he needed a new strategy for making friends, so he decided to give Gumtree a try.
Kosovich spoke to MailOnline Australia about the strain his illness has put on his social life.
The teen said he had trouble fitting in at school as a result of being overweight from chemotherapy drugs and was often a target for bullies.
According to Kosovich,
Kosovich recounted his awful experience with high school, telling MailOnline Australia,
Kosovich also revealed why he posted the Gumtree ad, saying,
To Kosovich's surprise, his attempt to solicit a few new buddies via Gumtree actually turned out to be pretty successful.
Kosovich friend-seeking ad has since received nearly 5,000 views and tons of people have been sending the teen messages on Facebook to show their support.
It looks like this teenage cancer survivor is going to have a new crew of friends to hang out with in no time.