Thiruvananthapuram: A student battling cancer has come off with flying colours in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination. Siddharth had taken a break from his chemotherapy sessions at the hospital to reach the school in an ambulance, for writing the exams.
As Siddharth grabbed A-plus grades for all the subjects in Class 10, everyone is praising his indomitable spirit and confidence.
The SSLC examination results of the Kerala Board Of Public Education were announced on Friday.
Siddharth, who is a native of Kavumbhagam, near Thiruvalla, in Pathanamthitta district, is a student of Dewaswom Board Higher Secondary School at Kavumbhagam.
It was two months before the SSLC examination that Siddharth, son of Suresh Kumar and Beena, was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. He was immediately admitted to the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Siddharth came down with fever immediately after his Christmas exams got over. Even though he recovered soon, rashes began appearing on his skin. Sidharth was then admitted at the Kottayam Medical College where he was diagnosed with cancer. He was shifted to the RCC on 20 January.
Meanwhile, the SSLC exams began when the chemotherapy was progressing. He attended the exams at the Medical College School after seeking special permission. Even though he could have sought the help of an aid, he wrote the exam on his own.
The treatment would resume on May 25.