Stories of cancer: Junior Lavanya Rajpal pursues mission of saving cancer patients


Jady Wei

Junior Lavanya Rajpal has battled cancer twice, and won.

In the middle of her sophomore year at MVHS, she was diagnosed a second time with a particular strand of cancer known as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After battling the disease for more than a year, Rajpal is finally recovering.

Now, Rajpal seeks to raise a profit of $10,000 through fundraising events with the hope of helping Dr. Gary Dahl, senior doctor in LPCH and principal consulting oncologist, to find a cure to cancer. Although she knows it will be difficult, her dream is that a cure-all pill that can ameliorate any strand of cancer can be discovered one day.

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