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Maulik Patel, a cancer survivor from Ghatkopar, Mumbai battled all odds and has done the unimaginable. The young boy has secured an impressive 715 out of 720 marks in the recently concluded National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET) UG 2024 exam.

Maulik also secured 94.67 per cent in the Maharashtra State Board Exams and is an inspiration for all. He is now setting an example that sheer will and hard work are the only stepping stones to success and there is no easy shortcut.

As per reports, Maulik was a student of Allen Career Institute. He was in Class 11 when he experienced pain while urinating. Initial sonography revealed he had a tumour and after a biopsy, it was known that he had cancer.

The little boy had to undergo 23 chemotherapy and 31 radiation treatments to cure himself. He also had to undergo major surgery and overcame significant health challenges only to excel academically. His doctors feared that his urinary bladder would have to be removed as he had to take chemotherapy daily for three to four hours.

Maulik also had serious side effects of chemotherapy like constipation and hair thinning. Because of the surgery and chemotherapy, he had to miss his Class 12 practicals. However, he did not give up and continued his preparation both for the Boards and the NEET UG exam.

His mantra for success is, “Whatever happens in life, I will not give up.”

The young student aspires to become an oncologist to bring happiness to the lives of cancer patients. He used to study online after he underwent surgeries and chemo and radiation sessions. His hard work has now paid off and he is hell-bent on getting his MBBS degree.

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