Cancer is a tough disease to overcome. It could be the most challenging task you’ve ever tackled. Those who have done it a number of times will attest that it never gets any easier. This is due to the fact that each cancer diagnosis is different and difficult. Jayant Kandoi understands this because he has battled cancer six times in the last nine years in various places of his body, and he was fighting cancer again in 2020. He understands that surviving cancer is incredible, but thriving in the face of it is even better. And it’s a possibility learning to survive day by day despite feeling like you’re dying.
We all know that cancer isn’t all rainbows and butterflies and it can be tough to break free once a patient has been depressed. But most of us have that one ray of hope and inspiration that tends to help us see things in a different light.
Jayant Kandoi, a 23-year-old boy warrior, has battled cancer six times in the last nine years, and doctors say he is the first person in India to have faced these challenges multiple times. He has powerful affirmation that has given him a sense of meaning and identity while undergoing cancer treatment He was a bright student and a rank holder in his school and college, and upon graduation, he founded two businesses and one non-profit organization, through which he supported 350 cancer patients and poor people. He is a motivational speaker who has written three books and is likely to be a TEDx and Josh talk speaker. He was named entrepreneur of the year in 2017 and was also chosen as an assistant manager in the bank PO programme. 1,000,000 downloads and 50,000 YouTube subscribers.
He had just started class 10th in 2013, and like every student who is promoted to the next class, Jayant was delighted when he started feeling pain in his neck and went to see a doctor. After several tests, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma (a type of cancer), and his world seemed to turn upside down. Worry creeps in almost immediately, accompanied by queries such as:
Worry creeps in almost immediately, accompanied by queries such as:
• Will my hair fall?
• Will radiation cause harm or cause a burn?
• Will I have to surgery?
• Will I be able to work while undergoing treatment?
• Will I be able to look after myself and my family?
• Am I going to die?
The first time I was so terrified, I wasn’t sure I could drive home safely. I had a four-day panic attack. But, after that, I learnt to understand my diagnosis and set out to not only survive, but to thrive in the face of my sickness. He was transferred to Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Hospital, where he received twelve rounds of chemotherapy. The hurdle for him was his exams, and despite the treatment, he passed the CBSC Boards exams with flying colours. He contacted his doctor in 2015, while preparing for his 11th grade final exams, to report acute pain on the left side of his neck; he feared his cancer had returned. He went to Tata Memorial Hospital in Kolkata right away, and the doctor gave him 60 radiotherapies. He got 89 percent in class 11th, despite the fact that academics were difficult to come by due to the stress of cancer, and he still has a position in class 12. He came to Delhi University to pursue B.Com Hons while studying, he came up with an idea and launched his startup, which he had to drop during his first year final exams and hand over to another partner. In April 2017, he went to the hospital due to severe stomach pain, and he suspected it was cancer again, but this time it was in his stomach, which could only be cured by a 9-inch incision.
He is convinced that “Sir, there isn’t a cure for every ailment. Prayers are sometimes accepted. It’s just a matter of passion that life doesn’t come to a halt everywhere.”
During his treatment, he maintained his education while also establishing an NGO to assist cancer sufferers. Here’s how I learnt to live a cancer-free life.
The pancreas and, at the end of December, lumps on his hand, which he preserved for obsession, both were avoided by various medicines and treatment. In 2020, he suffered again and underwent bone marrow transplantation. With God’s help, he is currently studying an MBA, and he has written a book on his experiences, including those terrifying words and life experiences that he had experienced six times in his life, and how he overcame them and continued to work with City Star Club NGO. He leads a team of 200 people at his NGO, and it rarely feels like a huge victory or the stuff that ‘warriors’ are made of.
He remembered this after all other choices had been exhausted: You haven’t. —Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb. Continue your search for what you’re looking for. You’ll come upon it.
“I only have one thing to say: I am a fighter, not a warrior. I’ve fought cancer and will continue to do so. And to everyone else fighting cancer, I’d say that if I could do it, so can you. When I first began out, I had no money, no support, and no connections, but look at me now; I’m living life to the fullest. “What is it that is preventing you from achieving your goals?” enquires Jayant, who has also aided others in dire circumstances.
At the time of pandemic he has served more than 100 females and children, he has served needed people of his village through his NGO he is so dedicated towards serving the society, every society and village need a leader like him. Jayant is serving his village by performing various activities likes feeding needy peoples, providing free blood donation camp every society needs a leader like Jayant to serve the nation better. At the age of 23 he has potential and vision to serve the society if we have leader like Jayant Kandoi the problem of society can be served better. We wish that he can become future politics and put his all efforts for the betterment and serving the society. We wish he could join the politics in the future to lead and work for society’s welfare.