Cancer Patient Raghav Chandak shines in ICSE board, Scored 95.8%

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Refusing to be cowed down by cancer, 16-year-old Raghav Chandak who had the extreme desire to top in his ICSE examination and so he took text books and notes to his hospital bed to score 95.8 per cent.

Chandok, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in April, last year, was able to attend classes in the Heritage School for only two months.“My cousin who also studies in the same class supplied all notes to me,” the 16-year-old boy said.Raghav Chandak-WEFORNEWS“He was in hospital for one-and-a-half months at a stretch. And then he had to go for about seven days each month to the hospital for chemotherapy which weakened his immune system but not the spirit to fight” said Manoj Chandak Father of Raghav Chandak.

The school provided him all the support and was even asked to call teachers directly if he need any kind of help. Class notes were also arranged for him even when he was having chemotherapy sessions at the Tata Medical Centre.

The family was stunned when they informed about Raghav, diagnosed with cancer.RAGHAV-WEFORNEWS“We thought he will not be able to give 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” added Manoj Chandak,

A special bench was laid out in the classroom for him whenever he went to attend any lecture as there was a fear of infection spreading on to other students. “I would not have been able to do this without everyone’s support – my parents, teachers, friends, cousin and our family doctor,” the student said.

Raghav is a football fan and dreams of taking admission into the IITs after completing school.

Wefornews Bureau

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