Cancer Survivor Jordan Chhetri Conquers Everest, Pays Tribute to Hospital that Saved Him – South Asia Time

Cancer Survivor Jordan Chhetri Conquers Everest, Pays Tribute to Hospital that Saved Him

 May 12, 2024  

London — British Nepali youth Jordan Chhetri has achieved an extraordinary feat by reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Despite battling Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the tender age of 14, Chhetri defied the odds and emerged victorious atop the world’s highest peak.

Chhetri’s journey to Everest’s summit on Sunday morning at 9:30 Nepali time was not merely a physical conquest but a testament to resilience and determination. Diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour measuring 14cm by 9cm near his heart in 2009, he was given a slim 20% chance of survival. However, after nine grueling months of intensive treatment and countless moments of uncertainty, he emerged victorious, beating cancer into remission.

Now 29 years old, Chhetri’s ascent to Everest was not only a personal triumph but also a means of giving back to the hospital that played a pivotal role in saving his life. Having raised over £5765 for the Southampton Hospitals Charity, he expressed gratitude towards the medical staff who guided him through his darkest days.

Reflecting on his battle with cancer, Chhetri recalled a pivotal moment when he overheard a nurse discussing his grim prognosis with his mother. Determined not to succumb to the illness, he found a greater purpose in life and resolved to fight with every ounce of strength he possessed.

Chhetri’s journey serves as an inspiration to many, demonstrating the power of perseverance and the indomitable human spirit. As he stands atop the world, he not only conquers Everest but also conquers the limitations imposed by illness, proving that with courage and resilience, anything is possible.

“It feels so proud to see Jordans commitment and motivation after recovering from cancer. He has been an inspiration to youths , cancer survivors and all of us” his father an ex-Gurkha and successful British Nepali entrepreneur Mr. Yogen Chhetri stated. Mr Chhetri also been to Everest base camp to support and encourage his son during this journey.