Earlier this year in July, Sonali Bendre opened up about being diagnosed with a high grade cancer on social media. We were shocked, heartbroken and at the same time, in awe of how she was handling this sharp turn in life with so much strength.
Over the past few months, Sonali has often shared parts of her journey on Instagram – the incredible support of her husband, Goldie Behl, the courage she gathers from her friends, her struggle with vanity and lots more. However, what made us the happiest was her post from yesterday, announcing that she is coming back home.
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They say "Distance makes the heart grow fonder". It sure does. But let's never underestimate what distance teaches you. Being away from home in the city of New York, I realized I was walking amongst so many stories. Each trying to write their own chapter in different ways. Each struggling to do it but never giving up. Each taking it #OneDayAtATime. And now I'm on my way back to where my heart is. It's a feeling I can't describe in words but I'm going to try – it's the joy to see my family and friends again, the excitement to do what I love and mainly the gratitude for the journey I've had up until this moment. The fight is not yet over…but I'm happy and looking forward to this happy interval :) It's time to learn that there is a new normal out there and I can't wait to embrace it and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #NowPlaying #AdventureOfALifeTime🎵 And as my adventure with life continues these words by Chris Martin hit home, "Everything you want is a dream away. Under this pressure, under this weight We are diamonds taking shape…"
Sonali and Goldie returned to Mumbai in the wee hours of morning and the latter informed the media that she is recovering well. As per a report in Mid-Day, he said:
It’s been six months and I would like to inform everybody that Sonali is doing good and she is back for good. She is recovering very well. Thank you all for the love and support. Her treatment is over, for now, Sonali is absolutely fine. Just like what happens in such diseases – regular checkups, regular scans that we have to do since this disease can come back.
For now there is nothing as such that she will have to go back for. I am very happy that she is back home. Like any other patient, she will have to go for regular checkups. She is a very strong and determined woman and I am very proud of her.
We are proud of her too! More power to you, Sonali, you are a fighter!