Ex Priestley student who had brain tumour 'astounded' by degree success

Ex Priestley student who had brain tumour 'astounded' by degree success

Ex Priestley student who had brain tumour 'astounded' by degree success

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A FORMER Priestley College student said he was ‘astounded’ to achieve his first class honour degree - despite battling a brain tumour.

Kane Wright, who attended Birchwood High School pupil, will graduate at Worcester Cathedral in November after completing a degree in creative digital media at the University of Worcester.

The 22-year-old said: “I had suffered - and continue to suffer - almost daily migraine attacks, fatigue and confusion.

“Doctors initially put it down to stress, but I pressed on with an ice pack to my head, lots of tablets and the curtains drawn knowing that I had to complete the course as best as I could manage.

“Not long after leaving university, my condition worsened and it was discovered that I have a brain tumour, and that was the cause for all the numerous difficulties I was facing.

“To learn that, despite the ordeal, I still came out with a first completely astounded me. Needless to say, I would feel fantastic if I could.”

Despite having a long road to recovery ahead of him, Kane, who hopes to right a book and work in the film industry, is determined to pursue his dream career.

“All of the difficulties don't stop my aspirations. I know that through perseverance and looking forward to the potential of the future I can stay strong and chip away at it until it comes true,” he said.


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