Doctors look to help Mumbai kid who overcame paralysis to pass SSC

Jun 11, 2015, 22:24 IST | A Correspondent

He overcame paralysis and numerous neurosurgeries to score 57 per cent in SSC, and now doctors at Wockhardt hospital at Mira Road are working towards helping 15-year-old Samson Collin secure admission in a good college by writing to the Maharashtra education department.

A freak bike accident in September 2014, caused internal bleeding in Samson’s (15) brain leading to impaired speech and paralysis of the right arm and leg. Though doctors at advised him complete bed rest till December last year and not to appear for his SSC board examinations, Collin took up the challenge and determined not to lose a year, he wrote all his papers with his left hand.

It is said that he practiced writing with his left hand in a matter of 45 days. To the surprise of the Collin’s family and the doctor’s of Wockhardt Hospital, Collin managed to score 57 per cent and now wishes to pursue a career in the automobile industry.

However, doctor’s at the hospital are now hoping to giving a boost to Samson’s undeterred courage and career by writing to the education department to help him secure admission in science field.

“I think this is one of those rare medical cases where a paralysed boy practices by himself to write with his left hand and passes in first attempt. Samson now wishes to take admission in science as he wants to pursue his career in automobile sector. We appeal to the education department to give relief on merit for his Science admission considering his uncommon calibre and entire episode of tragedy,” said Dr Mohinish Bhatjiwale, neurosurgeon at Wockhardt hospital, who performed 3 surgeries on Samson.

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