Inspirational cancer student graduates
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Inspirational cancer student Vithiya Alphons graduates

A student who was told she had just months to live after an a cancer diagnosis graduated from Cardiff University on Tuesday.

Optometry student Vithiya Alphons was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 2015 and needed a stem cell transplant.

Despite a worldwide search no suitable donor was found and doctors were forced to use her mother's cells.

Miss Alphons took a year out to recover and has now finished her course.

"I was not going to allow cancer to get in the way," she said.

  • 18 Jul 2017