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A Story of a Beautiful Soul by Shaheen Rao

Winner Story #2  – International Thalassaemia Day 2018

It’s a universal truth all typical mothers, who lost their beloved ones, love to talk about or share memories or write something. I feel myself exclusively privileged that TIF has provided an opportunity to express my inner feeling for this forum.
There are no proper words to even begin to describe the crushing pain and emptiness that is left in a mother’s heart. Initially, when it came into my knowledge, I am a mother of Thal Major son, I got depressed, my life totally changed up side down, it was a terrible nightmare to know , THALASSEAMIA (a life long challenge for patient n parents). But, time healed all pains, we accepted that it’s a way of life.
Life of our beloved son Zaid Rao was not spent on bed of roses, he faced many jolts in 23 years of life. His life was just like a roller coaster, full of health issues, successes, depression, hopes and failures. But, every time he emerged with new enthusiasm and zeal. Although, physically Zaid was not very strong and his height was less than normal, but morally and mentally he was GIANT. He was most unique and life loving person you can imagine. I, as a mother, feeling proud, Zaid was always excellent in his academic results, and was a prominent figure of extra curricular activities in school and college.

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