Maria Isabel Gomez, a young woman of 18, has recovered from her illness, a lymphatic cancer that was diagnosed when she was 16. “”It’s an age when you’re very sensitive. I had chemo, I lost all my hair and I couldn’t go out with my friends, I stayed at home all day, and I lost a whole year of school.””
Her mother recalls how full of life she used to be. “”To see your daughter throwing up and her health crumbling away is heartbreaking and painful.””
One pupil has lost the sight of one eye because of a retinal blastoma [perhaps a radiation-induced osteogenic sarcoma? Ed]. Five others have had an operation to remove part of the thyroid and ganglial tumours in different parts of the body. A third pupil died earlier this year. The official cause of their sudden death was never found in spite of an official enquiry and an inquest.
Among the teaching staff there are several cases of breast cancer, leukaemia and degenerative diseases.
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