Riturima, a girl hailing from Udaipur district in Tripura has cleared the NEET examination with All India Rank 1274. She has succeeded in bagging 319 rank in the OBC category. However, Riturima’s journey hasn’t been that easy and straight. She had to bite the bullet to shine in her aspired NEET examination.

Always a bright student, Riturima scored 10 CGPA in her class X board examinations. However, things weren’t easy for Riturima as her younger sister was diagnosed with Cancer. Madhurima, Riturima’s younger sister was in class IX and Riturima was in class X, when she started feeling weak inside. After this, the doctors suggested to take Madhurima to Mumbai for better treatment. Madhurima, her mother, and her uncle headed to Mumbai post the doctor’s advice.

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Clearing the NEET examination

It took a lot of courage for Riturima to concentrate on her studies and focus on her childhood dream to become a doctor. She went to Kota to prepare for the NEET examination. Alongside, she was also taking some motivational classes and counselling sessions to keep intact her aim.

“After completing MBBS, I want to specialise in cancer and become an Oncologist so that I can help patients suffering from cancer,” Riturima said.

Fighting the fear

The doctors told that Madurima is suffering from cancer and the disease is spreading all through her body. Her lungs also got tightened making her difficult to even breathe properly. In the end, the doctors asked for the replacement of bone marrow which would help the girl to build up the blood cells. Unfortunately, her mother’s and father’s bone marrow didn’t match with that of Madhurima’s. So, Riturima proceeded to Mumbai to help her sister by donating her bone marrow.

Unfortunately, her mother’s and father’s bone marrow didn’t match with that of Madhurima’s. So, Riturima proceeded to Mumbai to help her sister by donating her bone marrow.

Months after, Riturima shines in NEET examinations like a pro. She handled the painful times well and made it to the converted NEET list.

Riturima’s parents

Riturima’s and Madhurima’s father Khokan Chandra Baidya owns a small shop. Their mother is a homemaker. Innumerable stories make it to the columns of the national dailies and on social media but stories like Riturima’s are those which truly lighten up our hearts.

It is heart-warming to see girls managing their challenges and focusing on fulfilling their dreams.

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Udisha Srivastav is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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