This is the story of Devansh, a 6 year old boy who was diagnosed with blood cancer. Fortunately, it was detected at an early stage, but his parents were in great shock, as they had been blessed with twin kids (A girl and a boy) after 12 years of marriage. However, they had to accept and proceeded with the cancer treatment of their child.
Due to the known effects of chemotherapy and other medications Devansh stopped attending school and playing with his friends.
Our volunteer Vineeta’s son was a classmate of Devansh. One day he came back from school and told her that their teacher had asked all the children to pray for Devansh as he was unwell. The next day Vineeta approached their teacher and inquired about what happened to Devansh. She told he had cancer and that the parents were really worried. So Vineeta took his mother’s number in the hope that she could provide some kind of social, moral or physical support to the parents. Despite her several attempts of contacting, Devansh’s mother didn’t talk and would only text her saying she
wasn’t in the state of mind to talk to anyone.
Two months passed and the eve of Christmas was approaching. Vineeta along with all the moms of the class decided to become secret Santa for Devansh and wanted to send small gifts to cheer up the family. Instead, his teacher suggested they should visit them at their home with all the gifts. So they
executed their plan and Vineeta’s son dressed up as Santa for Devansh. Upon seeing them Devansh and his parents were extremely happy and their eyes were filled with tears of joy.
After sometime Devansh’s mother joined the class’s whatsapp group of moms and started interacting with all the mothers. Also, on every festive occasion his teacher sent Devansh a video of his classmates wishing him happiness and wellness.
Today through the grace of God Devansh has recovered well and is enjoying his school. This goes to show that love and positive social support from friends and family can definitely increase a patient’s chances of survival.
“Love translates to total absence of fear. When there is no fear there will be no Cancer.”