It was just like other day for me when I came back from my cricket coaching sessions. It was the year 2003 and I was playing from our town’s ‘Under-17’ cricket team as the opening batsman. Coming home, I got freshened up and was enjoying my evening juices.
All of a sudden, I started feeling feverish and not able to breathe properly! Within the next few minutes, I was almost choking for some air and this made all my family members to gather in my room. Realising my high temperature, Dad rushed me to a local physician, who gave a couple of medicines and also prescribed few blood tests.
After taking the medicines, though I felt bit better, I was unware that it was only for that night! What happened the next morning, changed the way I used to see my life. Even before turning 18, I got to see so many facets of life, as my final blood test reports said I’m having Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). According to the reports, the cancer cells started developing quite lately and it was the beginning of Stage-II.
Though I started blaming God for cursing me in this way, at the same time I had to thank Him for giving me a Family that stood strong with me and against Cancer.
It took me around 9 months, and some rigorous sessions of radiation, chemo therapies and finally bone-marrow transplantation, and today I can proudly say, “Yes, I gave it back to the Cancer!”