Teen Brain Tumor Survivor Creates App to Aid Recovering Brain Surgery Patients
The Outstanding Achievement of a Student Who Overcame
Jakarta, ID: Gardyan was only in the 10th Grade at his school at BINUS SCHOOL Simprug when he was told he had a brain tumor. Consequently, his life would take a drastic change as he had to focus on surgery, radiotherapy, and recover for a year. However, Gardyan would take the opportunity to rise above his situation.
Despite his dire situation, Gardyan was able to create a computer-based program to help assist him in recording repercussions of severe head pains he developed after brain surgery. These pains would range from stabbing head pains around the area his head was operated on, to throbbing pains behind his eye socket. As these pains varied from day to day, and the triggers were unknown, doctors required more accurate information to administer better medication and treatment for Gardyan.
The program which Gardyan created (aptly named “Guardian”) enables patients to easily record the area of the head pain, the time of occurrence, and the activity being performed during the occurrence. The program is then able to collate the data and produce reports and graphs which can then be passed on to doctors for analysis. This particular program was customized to suit the needs of Gardyan’s own doctor and is used as a general format for all other doctors and neurologists. “I was tired of recording my head pains on Microsoft Excel, and thought I could make the process easier and better for me”.
Gardyan began taking private programming lessons in the 10th grade, learning languages such as C++ and Java from BINUS CENTER. His computer studies in his school, BINUS SCHOOL Simprug, also helped strengthen his programming knowledge. He continued to take lessons during his year off from school, and created 2 versions of the program using both C++ and Java. The latest program uses Java and is designed to be aesthetically appealing and user friendly.
Recognizing the potential to impact the lives of patients in Indonesia, Gardyan’s doctor invited him to speak at a symposium of doctors and neurologists, and would be the youngest, non-medical –degree-holding speaker at the symposium to showcase an impactful solution for patients with head pains in Indonesia. During his presentation, Garydan expressed his hopes saying “I hope that this will help patients, who are facing the same circumstances as myself, and who are unable to meet face- to-face for consultations with their doctors”.
About Gardyan: Gardyan is a programming enthusiast who comes across as charismatic, happy-go-lucky, and always positive. His exploratory characteristic has driven him to create solutions to benefit him during any situation he may face. Although his friends at BINUS SCHOOL Simprug share similar traits, Gardyan’s struggle with his brain tumor treatment makes his achievement all the more intriguing. Today, Gardyan is still in recovery and is improving. He looks forward to furthering his knowledge and talent in programming, and looks at continuing his studies in software engineering.
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