Dr. Sudhir Kumar was overwhelmed by the selfless and innocent desire of such a young patient. But on the other hand, the boy’s parents made the same request to the doctor.
New Delhi,UPDATE: 5 January 2023 at 3:30 PM IST
The doctor’s Twitter post about the 6-year-old patient has gone viral.
By Srimoyee Chowdhury: Hope is one of the most important forces that drives a person to development. And this story about a 6-year-old cancer patient is all about that. This post shared on Twitter by the oncologist Dr Sudhir Kumar, who was responsible for the treatment of the patient named Manu, will bring tears to your eyes.
The theme begins with Manu’s heart-wrenching words. “Doctor, I have stage 4 cancer and 6 more months to live, don’t tell my parents,” read the first tweet.
Dr. Kumar was amazed at the selfless and innocent desire of such a young patient. But on the other hand, the boy’s parents made the same request to the doctor.
“‘Please go to him and advise your treatment and do not share the diagnosis with him.’ I nodded accepting their request. Manu, who was in a wheelchair, was brought. He was referred by #oncologist for seizure management. He was smiling, confident and looking smart,” Kumar added.
Kumar then shares how Manu was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme on the left side of the brain. But the brave boy was more worried about his parents. He asked to be alone with the doctor for some time and asked not to reveal his final stage to his parents.
“After the parents left the room to wait outside, Manu said, ‘Doctor, I read everything about the disease on my iPad and I know I will live for another 6 months, but I didn’t share it with my parents. they would get angry. They love me very much. Please do not share with them,” the tweet read.
However, Kumar told Manu’s parents about his condition and also revealed what his younger son had asked him.
“The parents were tearful but still grateful and left the OPD with a broken heart. I almost forgot about this incident, about 9 months later the couple came back to see me. I recognized them immediately and was interested in Manu’s health,” the article continues.
Parents thanked Dr Kumar. “Doctor, we had a great time with Manu after we met you. He wanted to go to Disneyland and we went with him. We took a temporary leave from work and spent quality time with Manu. We lost him a month ago. Today’s trip has been the best 8 months for us. Thank you for what you did,” he tweeted.
The article has collected more than 529 thousand views and several reactions. People were amazed by the courage shown by the child. Many commented on how the post broke their hearts.
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