Amidst all the depression and struggle, I fought and made my father proud by acing CAT

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On June 26th, early morning I rushed to hospital with dad. He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, last night. Doctor examined and diagnosed his frontal portion of brain was severly damaged. He couldn’t recognise me. It was a critical condition and a craniectomy was needed to be performed. Just before his surgery, I told him “Dad, you want to see me get into a top b-school right? Then you better fight this operation!” To my surprise, he showed me 👍.

After leaving a hectic job in Business development last month and post this incident, I was in a dilemma where should I focus on? I could see all the odds against me. I decided to give my all for CAT 2019.
I joined an online classroom coaching (ElitesGrid) and gave my all. For the next few weeks, my routine was
 Get up->Solve Assignments->Hospital->Lunch-Sectional->Hospital->Class->Sleep.
Soon dad returned but few functions he couldnt perform(memory retention, talking) I doubled my efforts. Everyday I would read HINDU Newspaper, HBR, give sectionals.

I could see my Aimcat Score touching 130+ constantly. My bed was completely occupied with notebooks, laptop, pens, stopwatch, etc. I occupied a tiny space to rest my body. My prep was the only hope left. I found peace in that. Moving forward, CAT 2019 was on 23rd November and dad’s cranioplasty was scheduled on 21st November. 2 days before the exam again in that hospital with another operation. I took a book and started revising in the reception, between the crowd.
Finally D Day SLOT 1 got over.
I couldn’t have attempted the questions any better!! I didn’t feel my prep lacked anything when I was standing outside the gate of my examination centre just before CAT exam.

P.S.
 Dad’s cranioplasty was successful and much better now.

ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE WAS BROUGHT BY ELITESGRID.

Amidst all the depression, self-doubt and falling confidence this voice -“Sab All Panelists and Attendees me change krlo” gave me HOPE. I’m indebted to Hunny Sir and Gaurav Sir.

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