Suffering from acute leukemia, the 12-year-old’s body was wasting away as the days passed.
6 months on, she succumbed to the disease – but not before getting one last hurrah in.
A math wiz, Cherrii insisted even on her sickbed that she had to finish her online assessments.
Those tough questions were designed to challenge the mind by her school, Punggol Primary, in a tie-up with creative education centre, Koobits.
Students were supposed to complete and submit a series of questions every day as part of self-learning.
And right till the day she died, Cherrii kept at it, finishing up and submitting her last assignment just 7 hours before she passed away.
Math was her pillar of support.
What delighted Cherrii just before she departed was the knowledge that out of 8000 Primary 6 students, she emerged as Math Champion.
The award was personally handed to her at KK Women and Children’s Hospital by a Koobits representative – one last hurrah, for a young lady who had more tenacity and fighting spirit than her tender age betrayed.