Life takes a completely different turn for those who are diagnosed with a serious disease but, it also makes one stronger. It takes a lot to come out of cancer and beat it. 14-year-old Hritik Machaiah Alamanda did not give up easily when he came to know that he has cancer, he remained strong throughout the journey and defeated it. And not just that, he also achieved a phenomenal feat.
The brave kid participated in World Children’s Winners Games 2019 which was held in Moscow and was organized for cancer survivors. 10 Indian kids were a part of it and Hritik was the only one from Karnataka. He aced it in the competition and bagged gold in swimming and silver in chess as reported by TOI.
Back in December 2016, Hritik was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in his right knee at Tata Hospital in Mumbai. His treatment kept stretching in 2017 and he was referred to Bengaluru’s Cytecare Hospital for the rest of the treatment. It was quite difficult for the little guy and his family to cope with everything but, they stayed positive throughout and finally in December 2017, he was declared cancer-free.
While talking about the difficult phase, Hritik’s mother, Reena Bheemaiah told TOI: “Initially it was devastating. It was too hard even to accept it, but we decided to be fiercely positive no matter what. We would keep saying everything will work out. I would ask him to repeat that he is going to be fine.”
Days were tough for Hritik but, he emerged stronger and achieved something remarkable. The little guy today has taught us that nothing can make us weak if we have the will power to surpass the difficulties.
Image Courtesy: Mohan Devaiah Alamanda Facebook