Emraan Hashmi's son, Ayaan who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2014 at the age of three, is now cancer-free.
Breathing a sigh of relief, Emraan Hashmi can finally say that his son has defeated cancer.
Born in February 2010, Ayaan, who is Emraan and his wife, Parveen Shahani's first-born, was diagnosed with first stage cancer at the mere age of three years and ten months.
Posting photos on social media, Emraan encouragingly says,
"Today, 5 years after his diagnosis Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can WIN this battle!"
Deeply troubled with the ordeal, Emraan also co-wrote a book titled, 'The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer' along with Bilal Siddiqi, which was published in 2016.
Amongst other things, the book talks about how the family dealt with the difficult situation they found themselves in, the guilt they felt and Ayaan's cancer treatment.
In an interview, vividly shaken and confused, Emraan had mentioned how the family had absolutely no idea about the tumour.
“It didn’t anyway, in any way make any sense for us because there was no warning sign, there was no accompanying fever, there was no physical discomfort."
Earlier, Emraan had said,
“We thought it (the tumor) was putting on weight and I think the first thing we felt was a feeling of guilt. He was 3 years 10 months then and we’ve made the choices for this kid and where did we go wrong?”
Fast forwarding five years, Ayaan is now cancer free. And the family is happier than ever.
Today, 5 years after his diagnosis Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can WIN this battle !!! #thekissoflife
Here's sending the Hashmi family lots of positivity and joy!