Actress Sonali Bendre has been an inspiration to many. Ever since she was diagnosed with cancer, she has been posting pictures of herself with positive messages for her fans and followers. She has been battling uterine cancer like a fighter! The actress chose to account her journey through recovery on Instagram as she underwent treatment in New York.
Yesterday evening, Sonali took to her Instagram to share a post to mark the one-year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis.
She shared a poem by Rupi Kaur along with a collage - one side showing her with her long hair, and the other with a short crop. She wrote, “It's been a year... I can't tell you how instrumental YOU ALL have been... Thank you for helping me get through this and for helping me #SwitchOnTheSunshine #Gratitude #BeFearless #OneDayAtATime #MyNewNormal”
Her friends from the industry showed their support in the comments section. Here’s what they wrote:
Sonali revealed that It all started last year with minor pain and a few tests later, she learned that it was cancer that was causing trouble. Her entire statement was shared along with a photograph on social media where she's thanked her near and dear ones who have stood by her during this difficult time.
"Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, 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."
The actress’ spirit has been our everyday motivation. She fought her pain and always had a smile on her face!