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Student on dialysis scored 96 per cent in Rajasthan Board 12th Science Result

by RajasthanDirect
May 11, 2013

Prakhar Deroliya lost both his kidneys and is surviving on dialysis, which he undergoes twice a week.  But that has never become a hindrance in his studies — he is one of the toppers of the Rajasthan class 12 board exam in Science stream, announced on Thursday.

His father, an LIC agent, left his job to attend to his ailing son, who needs round-the-clock care. Prakhar returned the favour in a measure that has overwhelmed his family.

The government has now announced that it will bear the cost of his treatment.

A resident of Kanota Bagh near Teen Murthi Circle, Prakhar is a student of Maheshwari Senior Secondary School. He came in the fifth position, scoring 480 marks (96 per cent).

He had to undergo dialysis even between his exams. But his unwavering commitment to his studies made him the only student from Jaipur, besides Ayush Sharma, who also happens to be his classmate, to enter the merit list.

Ayush secured the seventh rank, scoring 478 marks (95.6 per cent). Prakhar was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease some seven years ago, and he has been on dialysis for the past three years. He undergoes dialysis once every three days, and has done the medical procedure a hundred times. But he is hoping to have one of his kidneys transplanted this year. His mother is donating one of her kidneys to help him lead a normal life without invasive treatment.

“It’s by God’s grace he has been able top the exams despite several odds. He used to attend school for five days a week and managed to cover the rest at home,” said Sudhir, Prakhar’s father.

Prakhar is confident about what he wants. “I worked hard. It has been very tough for me to manage studies with the disease. Now, I want to pursue engineering from IIT,” he said.

Hearing the success of Prakhar, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said the state government will bear all expenses of the boy’s kidney transplant operation.

src: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/331700/kid-dialysis-aces-board-exams.html

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