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Personal Voices

An elderly and spectacled couple Mr Pranab Basu in a blue striped shirt with his wife in an orange blouse and a cream sari

Palliative Treatment Ensures Good Quality of Life

Mr Pranab Kumar Basu shares his experience of being the sole caregiver of his wife, who had metastastic colon cancer,...
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Slowing Down to Speed Up Wellbeing

Kajal* had been active and careful about her lifestyle. When she experienced weight loss and started having knee pain...
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An Unshakeable Pillar of Support For Person With Mental Illness

Mala (not her real name) has been the primary caregiver for her brother Ram (not his real name) who has been diagnosed...
Jyotsna in a blue dress against a bright background of yellow, gree and red

Co-existence of Caregiving and Nourishing Oneself

Jyotsna Kumar talks about her caregiving roles - as a mother of daughter with Cerebral Palsy and as a daughter. With a...
Sandeep is an Ewing Sarcoma survivor and is currently a Patient Navigator. Here he is sitting in a colourful play room for children with cancer

Diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma At The Age of 12

Sandeep, 25 was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at 12 years of age.  He saw his father cry quietly in the bathroom....
Aditi Verma wth chef Vikas Khanna outside the cafe Aditi's Corner

I want To Make Aditi's Corner Big One Day

Aditi’s Corner in Navi Mumbai is run by Aditi Verma, who has Down’s Syndrome. This is the story of how Aditi started a...
Pankaj Sethi a thalassemia major patient, wearing a green shirt on a walking/jogging track

Thalassemia and Delayed Growth and Puberty

Pankaj Sethi, 31, a thalassemia major patient and founder member of a support group, Youth Thalassemic Alliance (YTA),...

My Experience Is Going To Be What My Experience Is Going To Be

Sunil Dutta, a writer and a poet has found that accepting death, being curious rather than fearful helps in dealing...
Urmila Prabhu speaking at a Vitiligo forum with a black sari and golden blouse

Having a Positive Body Image with Vitiligo

Urmila Prabhu, who developed vitiligo in her forties, has launched the Voice of Vitiligo, the first vitiligo support...

Facing Mortality To Seize Control of Living

Dr. Divya Parashar, head of the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi...

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