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Anisha Oberoi


There are a lot of people we know battling cancer, we term them to be ‘survivors’ but meet someone who we’d rather call a fighter. In her late 20’s Anisha was taken aback by the news of her being struck with cancer. With a flight ticket and seat to her dream grad school, her story of how she fought cancer is one that has inspired a lot of people. We spoke to her, and found out what she was actually put through in all that time, and how she deserves that title. Meet Anisha Oberoi, who now has a thriving career in the fashion industry with the world’s largest online retailer. We know there were obvious reactions of shock when...

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Savita Talwar


Let’s see... where do I begin? A little over a year ago, in April 2016, I took the most exciting trip with my best friend to Europe. This was one of our many sojourns and as always we had one of the best times of our life (well we say that for all our trips together). Finally our vacation comes to an end and we go back to our homes. She returns to India and I to the US. Just after a week of getting back from our trip, I get a call from my best friend saying she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Through her anxious voice she said that she hoped I could be with her as...

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Panchna Devaiah


November 2016 is the month that changed my life forever. I was diagnosed with 2nd stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the outset, in between hospital visits, blood tests, scans, ports, doctors - the frenzy was nothing short of a very depressing movie! I was consulting multiple doctors and was googling everything that was written in each report. I will never forget the first few hours of been diagnosed , it just seemed so unreal and kept thinking I will wake up now and this would be just one big nightmare. I kept asking myself, why ME? I’m just 28. However, once the madness settled in terms of finalising my treatment, oncologist, hospital, the fight did not seem so daunting. The word...

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Sonia Boury


Sonia Boury (08.12.1988 – 16.04.2017) The eternal sunshine girl, who brought so much happiness and joy to all who came in contact with her. She was twenty eight years old when her fight with cancer sadly ended. She was a strong, independent individual brought up in a family that encouraged her to voice her opinions and live with empowerment. She loved to talk [hence made a career in communication], meet people, try new cuisines, read books, travel and loved animals. She was madly in love with her family which included her mother, her little brother and her many pets. Slightly rebellious and hot headed, Sonia’s personality helped her survive the corporate world of Public Relations and Digital Media, and help...

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Ravina Belani


A true fighter, one that put out all the negativity, trusted her divine blessings, and went with the flow, Ravina Belani fits the best definition of an inspiration. Not just to people battling cancer, but to humanity in general. To accept in ways that she neglected her health, and realised how panic isn’t a solution, dealing with the situation leaves her to be a true hero. How did you find out you had Cancer and what was your reaction to it? Personally thought I was menopausing, but the ultrasound showed that I had cancer. My doctor sent me to someone else, without telling me what it was. And they said I had to go through a surgery to remove the...

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