Raghav Chandak, 18, from Heritage School was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, a form of blood cancer and, hence, was forced to skip school for almost 6 months. The regular chemotherapy sessions could only weaken his immune system, not his mind. Undeterred by pain, he managed to score 95.8% in his ICSE exams.
The school completely supported him. Class notes were arranged for him and he could call school directly for any immediate help. His father Manoj Chandak said:
“We thought he will not be able to appear for the exams. We went to the school and told them about it. They said, you take care of the medical condition and we will take care of his studies.”
A special bench was installed in the classroom for him because there was always the fear of infection and hence, for safety measures, this was the best prevention.
“I would not have been able to do this without everyone’s support – my parents, teachers, friends, cousin and our family doctor,” the cancer survivor said.
Anything is possible if you set your mind to it.