It is said that cancer is such a deadly disease that it not only traumatises the person suffering from it but also his entire family. And once you battle the disease successfully, it is like defeating death. You not just get a new life but also a new perspective to live it.
Born in February 2010, Ayaan, the first child of Actor Emraan Hashmi and wife Parveen Shahani, was diagnosed with first stage cancer at the age of three in early 2014.
On Monday, Emraan spread cheer when he broke the news that his son Ayaan has been declared ‘cancer free’. He announced this through his twitter handle posting three pictures of him and his son:
“Today, 5 years after his diagnosis Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can WIN this battle!”
Today, 5 years after his diagnosis Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can WIN this battle !!! #thekissoflife pic.twitter.com/sp3gySFjbS
— WHY Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) January 14, 2019
The post went viral with nearly 6k retweets and 51k likes. There were also nearly 2k comments by his fans and friends who wished the family happiness and much love.
Wonderful news. God bless. 🤗
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) January 14, 2019
God bless the little one always paji 🙏❤️
— Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) January 14, 2019
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) January 15, 2019
Lovely news. Big love to the family❤️
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 15, 2019
Mashallah that’s so wonderful! God bless him with good health and happiness… and God bless you guys as a family 🤗❤️
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) January 14, 2019
The actor has also co-written a book titled : The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer along with Bilal Siddiqi.
Emraan had said in an earlier statement about his son’s diagnosis.
“We thought it (the tumor) was putting on weight and I think the first thing we felt was a feeling of guilt. He was 3 years 10 months then and we’ve made the choices for this kid and where did we go wrong?”
As reported by the media in July 2017, Hashmi had also started working on a documentary on cancer. He then said the documentary was in it’s initial stage:
“Work on a docu on cancer has begun. It’s in its initial stages. It’s important to create awareness about the C word”
Not many are aware, but last year, Emran also inaugurated first ever open care cancer hospital that will treat cancer patients all across the nation for free. The initiative was a part of a newly launched NGO called New India by a Bangalore-based couple who invested Rs. 200 crore in the project.
The 39-year-old actor will be next seen in Why Cheat India which releases this Friday.
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