THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am 13 years old and I've been through a lot in my short life. It all started when I got sick two years ago, in March 2010. That's when I found out that I had cancer - acute leukaemia, which is cancer of the blood.
When I found out, I was really sad. I was really sad because I had to leave school and all my friends.
One year later, I resumed going to class. Being back at school was really hard. It was hard because people would laugh and stare because I had no hair.
At school, I got placed back in fifth grade, not because it was hard for me to learn, but because I missed out on a lot.
I finally reached the sixth grade and it was time for GSAT. Preparing was hard because I wasn't used to studying and I wasn't the smartest in my class. But, I tried my best to work hard.
While waiting for the results of the exams, I was nervous because I wanted to go to Immaculate High School, but the bomb dropped. I was not placed there; instead, I got my second choice - Ardenne High. I was disappointed, but at the same time happy about the school at which I was placed.
For all the things I have been through, I still came out on top because I believed in myself and trusted in God. I made everyone, especially my mother, Karen Lee - who has been very supportive - proud of me.
I would like to thank my friends, family, teachers and the doctors and nurses of the Bustamante Hospital for Children for supporting me through hard and tough times.