The entire nation was in shock when actress Sonali Bendre announced that she has been diagnosed with ‘high-grade cancer’. Sonali, who is battling the Big C in New York, has been constantly posting updates about her condition. She has been receiving immense support, love, and blessings from family, friends and fans. In her latest Instagram post, the actress revealed that she draws courage from her 12-year-old son Ranveer Behl. Accompanied by a beautiful picture of Sonali hugging her son, she shared how Ranveer took the news.

Sonali revealed that her son handled the news of her metastatic cancer with maturity. As a parent, it was not an easy task to share about her illness with her son. However, in her post, she also mentioned that it is important to involve kids in the family situation.

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In a heartfelt post, she shares how her 12-year-old son acted as a pillar of strength in such tough times.

From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime

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She mentioned that it is her son, Ranveer, who “switches on the sunshine” in her while she is battling cancer.

In her Instagram post, she wrote, “He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do!”

She said that it’s important for parents to keep their children involved. “I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for… In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite.”

She added how she derives her strength from her son. Ranveer is currently on summer vacation and is spending most of the time with her. She wrote, “I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime.”

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