The inspirational story of Jaiten Devjani – SYBAF

My name is Jaiten Devjani, I am a student of SYBAF and co-founding member of Endeavour. 

The last time I walked was in 6th grade. Despite this, school was good. My friends were understanding when I told them about my disease, and everything between us pretty much stayed the same, for which I am grateful. 

I was head of my school’s newsletter, and absolutely loved writing articles, so when I heard about Endeavour, I had to join. Yasmin ma’am was very supportive and 

encouraged me to go ahead, and now I’m a founding member of the blog, which is great. 

Aside from this, I love cricket, Bollywood movies, and most importantly racing games, love watching Formula 1. I really love Ferrari, but unfortunately we’re losing right now.

Coming to Jai Hind College has been a great change. Right from something as small as the handicapped toilet, to something as concrete as the support staff, I have truly felt included here. My classmates are very friendly, and have always been very understanding. These are some of the reasons I regularly attend college, and often

look forward to it. 

Career wise, I chose to do BAF because finance truly is my passion, and I hope to make a career out of it soon. My parents have always pushed me towards my ambition.

They’ve been a guiding force, always supportive of all my interests.

As for my disease, everything happened very smoothly and it’s something I’ve accepted. There is a lot of research being done around the world, and of these research committees 

have just come to India. I look forward to them finding a cure soon.

I’d like to tell my juniors and peers, continue to work towards your careers, hobbies, and whatever interests you. Keep pushing yourself as much as you can. Don’t let hurdles

come in the way, and even if they do, make sure you rise above them. Nothing should have the power to stop you.”

(Jaiten has a health condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It is a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle wasting and weakness that degenerates with time leading to eventual loss of ability to walk by the age of 12. It is one of the nine types of Muscular Dystrophy, and about 1 in 3600 boys are affected by it. The research committee that he refers to in India is let by world class doctors and initiated by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a large group of parents of DMD patients.)

Jaiten is one of the reasons Endeavour continues to operate. His dedication and willpower truly is an inspiration to all of us!

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