हाल ही में सोनाली बेंद्रे ने ट्वीट के ज़रिए अपने फ़ैंस को बताया था कि वो Metastatic कैंसर से जूझ रही हैं. कैंसर जैसी ख़तरनाक बीमारी को मात देने के लिए, वो न्यूयॉर्क में अपना इलाज करा रही हैं.

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them. There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.

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समय-समय पर सोनाली इंस्टाग्राम पर अपनी फ़ोटो अपडेट कर, मुश्किल घड़ी में साथ देने के लिए परिवार और उनके शुभचिंतकों का शुक्रिया भी करती हैं. सोनाली ने इस बार अपने बेटे के लिए भावुक कर देने वाला पोस्ट किया है. सोनाली बताती हैं कि इलाज के दौरान उन्हें काफ़ी दर्द से गुज़रना पड़ा. उन्होंने अपनी इस पीड़ा को दुनिया से तो साझा कर लिया. पर अभी भी उनकी मुश्किलें कम नहीं हुई थी, क्योंकि उन्हें ये बात अपने 12 साल के बेटे को बतानी थी.

From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime

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सोनाली ने अपने इंस्टाग्राम पोस्ट में लिखा:

‘रणबीर ने इस ख़बर को काफ़ी परिपक्व ढंग से लिया. इसके साथ ही उसने मुझे पॉज़िटिव महसूस कराया. बच्चा हो कर, वो मेरे लिए माता-पिता की भूमिका निभा रहा है. कई बार वो याद दिलाता है कि मुझे क्या करना है.’ अपनी मां के लिए वो एक पिलर के रूप में खड़ा है.

मुसीबत की इस घड़ी में एक मां के साथ उसका बेटा है, इससे ज़्यादा मां के लिए ख़ुशी बात क्या हो सकती है.

Get Well Soon Sonali!