Three young leukaemia survivors scale Mount Datuk

When the going gets tough, the tough will only get tougher.

This is story of three former students who are also leukaemia (blood cancer) survivors who took on a mountain to show they are made of sterner stuff.

Mohd Rohaizad Roslan, 17, Irfan Ismail, 15, and Ahmad Ilham Rushdi, 12, scaled the 884 metre-high Mount Datuk near here, proving they are capable of extreme outdoor activities.

Mohd Rohaizad said he welcomed the challenge of climbing the mountain as a way to motivate his friends who suffered the illness to not give up in their fight against the affliction.

"Although Mount Datuk is high, my hopes for other cancer patients to recover like me is higher. I want them to remain strong in their fight to lead a normal life," he told reporters when met after scaling Mount Datuk yesterday. The event was organised by the Cancer Associates & Kindred Network.

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