Generation Grit: He beat cancer in childhood to chase dream of being chef

Jarenn Foo dealt with hits to his health time and time again as a child. After beating cancer, escaping a life-threatening infection and dealing with news that he may never be able to move his right leg again, he is now fulfilling his dream of becoming a chef.

Chauffeur Zaric Foo, 55, and his son Jarenn, 23, at Lorong Sarina Interim Park on June 20. Jarenn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - a type of blood cancer - at the age of 12. A series of health ordeals followed, and the pair have gro
Chauffeur Zaric Foo, 55, and his son Jarenn, 23, at Lorong Sarina Interim Park on June 20. Jarenn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - a type of blood cancer - at the age of 12. A series of health ordeals followed, and the pair have grown to be the best of friends. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Chauffeur Zaric Foo, 55, and his son Jarenn, 23, at Lorong Sarina Interim Park on June 20. Jarenn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - a type of blood cancer - at the age of 12. A series of health ordeals followed, and the pair have gro
Jarenn Foo battling a bacterial infection that had eaten away a chunk of flesh on his right leg, at KK Women's and Children's Hospital in 2010.PHOTO: ZARIC FOO

Zaric Foo will never forget the date Aug 1, 2009.

That day, his 12-year-old son asked him a question he hopes other parents will never have to hear: "Am I going to die?"

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