Monday September 17, 2012
Losing leg to cancer is no handicap to determined student
By ALLISON LAI
MALACCA: Student Ahmad Nazri Hamzah, 22, is striving to achieve more success and wants to help others despite losing his right leg to cancer.
The Shah Alam Polytechnic student, who had to use crutches after he was diagnosed with stage three bone cancer eight years ago, underwent numerous sessions of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, including 10 surgeries.
“The doctors had no choice but to amputate my right leg in 2006 to prevent the cancer from spreading,'' the final year Business Management student said before the departure of the national level 1Malaysia Jejak Merdeka motorcycle convoy.
The three-day convoy involving 230 riders, held from Thursday to yesterday, was a heritage expedition covering historic sites in Negri Sembilan and Malacca, to promote patriotism in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
Ahmad Nazri spends time carrying out youth activities, both at school and community levels.
“I have been to different places to promote various awareness programmes among youths. I believe that the human will is a powerful force.
“I hope my experience will inspire them to be brave and help society.”