Jordan on road to recovery

Fundraising at Parker E-ACT'Pictured are - Mae Cartwright, Elle Brentegani & Amber Bates
Fundraising at Parker E-ACT'Pictured are - Mae Cartwright, Elle Brentegani & Amber Bates

Pupils at a Daventry school have organised a cake sale to help out a student who has 
recently beaten cancer.

Jordan Mistry, 15, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year but this week doctors told him he had beaten the disease.

His friends and fellow students and staff at the Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry have been raising funds in his name for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He has now received the news that the aggressive treatment he had been going through had worked, and that he had overcome the cancer.

In January Jordan began suffering with pain and, after visiting doctors in March, he was sent for an emergency MRI scan which discovered a tumour on his tailbone. A biopsy diagnosed the cancer as Ewing’s sarcoma.

He started an intense course of chemotherapy coupled with 30 sessions of radiotheraphy, requiring his parents Trisha and Amit to take him to Nottingham on a regular basis. It was on Monday when doctors told the family that a scan showed the cancer was in remission.

Jordan’s mother Trisha said: “I was over the moon when we were told. I couldn’t believe it. To hear that your son has beaten cancer, it’s the best Christmas present I could have asked for.

“He’s still got treatment to get through, that won’t stop until early next year. But the news is wonderful. Jordan has been amazing through the whole process. He’s been going to school when he’s been able. He’s let it all go to his head, he’s a typical teenage boy.”

The cake sale, organised by Year 11 students, raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust which has supported Jordan.

One of the pupils involved, Sian Evans, said: “Jordan, who is in our year was diagnosed with cancer, and we wanted to do something to support the charity that has helped him. We thought this would be a good way of doing it.

“It has been really good fun to organise and host it.”

Hospitality teacher Emma Forbes “This is all part of their course where they are required to plan, prepare and host an event.

“They were given a number of different options of what they could do and chose to do a charity event to support their fellow Year 11 student. He and his family have received support from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“We also had someone from the TCT in school who did an assembly this morning. We’ve also created a book of messages from the students which will be given to Jordan.”

More about the Teenage Cancer Trust

The Teenage Cancer Trust deals with cancer patients aged 13 to 24. It aims to bring young people together so they can be treated by specialists in teenage cancers.

The trust also works to educate young people about cancer, and work with health professionals to develop their knowledge to speed up diagnosis. The trust also funds research and works with the NHS, government and other organisations, to improve survivial rates.

Every day in the UK seven people aged 13 to 24 are diagnosed with cancer.

It says: “Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to get the best possible care and support from day one.

“Cancer doesn’t just affect the patient. Its impact is felt by the whole family and those around them. By understanding how cancer affects their life and providing a range of services that supports those around them, Teenage Cancer Trust is helping support all of the young person’s needs.”