Ruined parents reveal the pain of not telling their 14-year-old son that he had an incurable brain tumor … only to discover after his death he had always known. Namrata Pandya and husband Bhavesh hid the fact that the state of Khushil was fatal. They did not want him to lose hope that he would not grow up and live his dreams. "After he had succeeded last week, they found a diary in his room in Harrow, London, indicating that he knew his condition would kill him.
Connor Boyd for Mailonline
07:43 EST, December 8, 2018
13:38 pm EST, 8 December 2018
Distraught parents who tried to protect their son by not telling him that his brain tumor would kill him, discovered that he always knew it. Namrata Pandya, 39 and husband Bhavesh, 43, hid the fact that the condition of the 14-year-old Khushil was fatal because she did not want him to lose hope that he would not grow up and live his dreams. # 39; But after he passed last week, they found Khushil's diary at home in Harrow, in north-west London, in which he had written & # 39; From day one I knew the consequences, & # 39; after his diagnosis in 2015.
Namrata Pandya and husband Bhavesh hid the fact that the condition of 14-year-old Khushil (photographed together) was fatal to protect him
Mrs. Pandya (cuddling her son in the photo) said she did not want him to lose hope that one day he would not grow up and realize his dreams. The boy defied the opportunity when he was living six to nine months when he was told that he had a rare diffuse intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – which affects about 30 children in the UK each year. We decided not to tell him because we wanted to protect him and did not want him to lose hope that one day he would grow up to realize his dream to be a scientist or a zoologist, "said Mrs. Pandya to the mirror. . & # 39; Some parents may not agree with our decision – and it is the last thing every parent wants to be confronted with. & # 39; It did not feel like we had to make a choice – not to say he was right. We did not want him to no longer live his best possible life. & # 39;
Manchester United fan Khushil met Wayne Rooney after having seen a match at Old Trafford in 2016
He poses with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after watching the match from a director's box at Old Trafford. The close family spent each weekend together, played board games and table tennis and often visited family in India. But their lives had changed upside down when Khushil went to the opticians for a check-up in March 2015 because he had a squint in his left eye. An MRI in an eye hospital revealed that he had the incurable cancer tumor. The news worsened when they heard it was a DIPG – which no child has ever survived.
He met magiator Dynamo after drawing up a wish list with things he wanted to do before he succeeded
Animal friend Khushil dreamed of becoming a zoologist when he grew older. His parents swore to get the most out of the time their son left and made a list of things he wanted to do. They visited places such as Thorpe Park and Planet Hollywood – and he met his favorite stars such as magician Dynamo and Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall. The Manchester United fan then watched a match from the director's box at Old Trafford and met Wayne Rooney, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton after the game. The family also traveled to Alaska to watch the northern lights. The boy then conquered a Duke of Edinburgh expedition in June 2017 and received his bronze award, despite being wheelchair-bound.
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