He first came in contact with Nerd3 through Starlight Childrens Foundation at the age of 15, during or after having survived cancer. The two were supposed to meet to play video games together. However, the meet sadly had to be postponed, as Jay's cancer resurfaced before it could take place.
On March 10th, a video entitled "Nerd3 is in Hospital" was uploaded to the Nerd3 channel. In it, Jay reveals that he is back in the hospital, as his cancer has returned for a third time. He also says that no treatments are working, and that he is not expected to live much longer. Despite the circumstances, Jay remains cheerful, and even encourages everyone to send him jokes about his situation.