17 Apr '16, 6am

Prasatt Arumugam walks not a mile, but 4k miles in the shoes of childhood cancer sufferers.

"That was the first time someone I was so close to passed away right in front me. From then, I felt like I needed to do something to help people going through cancer, like her," said Prasatt. PRASATT (LEFT) AND HIS LATE AUNT, WHOM HE WAS CLOSE TO. While studying English literature at National University of Singapore, he signed up as a volunteer at Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) in 2015. He interacted with young outpatient patients in the playroom at National University Hospital. "The main aim is to keep their minds off the uncomfortable and painful procedures. We try to break the association that the hospital is a bad place, and we do our best to make their day in some small way," he added cheerfully, as he described his work. So, how did he end up planning such a challenging hike halfway across the world? The English teacher replied: "It's a symbolic representation of...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2016/4/Throwing-cance...

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