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'My son became a source of strength and positivity for me'

July 19, 2018 13:07 IST

'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.'

 

IMAGE: Sonali Bendre with her son Ranveer Behl. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonali Bendre/Instagram

Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in New York, posted a picture with her son Ranveer Behl along with a note on she broke the news about her cancer to her son.

The actress had revealed her illness in an Instagram post on July 5.

On July 10 she posted pictures and a video of her haircut.

In her new post, Sonali writes, '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 sidelines, 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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