Praise the lord!
My name is Lalit khanchandani. I belong to a Sindhi (Hindu) family. I currently reside in Dubai. By God’s grace, I have got this opportunity to give this testimony on our son Shubhang’s behalf. Hereunder, I will narrate to you how God has given second life to our son.
Our son, Shubhang was diagnosed with BLOOD CANCER (Leukemia) when he was 4 year old. It was a shocking moment for us. We desperately went to Mumbai for his treatment where he took chemotherapy for 8 months. We came back to Dubai after taking initial treatment to continue further treatment from Dubai hospital.
Everything was going smooth for six month until he got chickenpox. We were unaware of any treatment available for chickenpox since we didn’t take any treatment in our childhood. We did not give any treatment to him for chickenpox because we were under the impression that it will go within 5-6 days automatically.
However, Shubhang’s condition grew worse on 3rd day of chickenpox. He suffered with pain in whole body and he was shivering. Eventually he got unconscious. We immediately rushed him to Dubai hospital where they kept him in ICU on a ventilator machine for 21 days. By God’s grace, he came back home after recovering completely.
2 months after this incident, we found some blood on his pillow spilled out of his mouth while sleeping. We got worried and took him to Dubai hospital where he was taking regular treatment for cancer. They did some blood test and found that his platelet count was very low which was the reason of bleeding from his mouth. We normally have platelet in the range of 150000-400000 in our body and there is bleeding from mouth, nose or ear if the platelet count goes below 30000-40000.
At last, doctors from Dubai hospital refused to continue his treatment and told us to go to any other big medical center. Soon after this, my family went to India (Mumbai) for further treatment. Doctor had informed us that they could control the situation as long as the bleeding comes from his mouth, ear or nose but they would not be able to do anything if the bleeding goes in the brain. So finally that happened which we dreaded. After internal discussions, doctor finally asked us to call all our relatives who wanted to see Shubhang in last stage, because there was no chance to revive him.
Shubhang was given platelet transfusion and then he came back home. Within few days, his platelet count dropped again. We realized this when we went for his check-up after 15 days. He took transfusion again but this time the platelets survived only for 4-5 days. Doctor prescribed some medicines for him to boost-up the platelets but the medicine failed after some time. Doctors kept on changing the medicine, but every new medicine had same story – it would work in his body on 1st attempt but later on it would stop working. This platelet up-down process went on for one year.
This disease is called ITP (low platelet) which can happen to any person and can be cured by doctoral care, but Shubhang’s case was different. It was a difficult situation for doctors to treat a patient who had cancer along with ITP (low platelet). Our son had taken all the expensive medicines i.e. Immunoglobine, Prednesalone and many more, but after some time doctors informed us that none of these medicines were working on his body to increase platelet count anymore.
At last, doctors from Dubai hospital refused to continue his treatment and told us to go to any other big medical center. They said that they had tried every medicine under the sun and now there was no other medicine left to be given to Shubhang. It means no hospital in the whole wide world had any other treatment except Spleen removal. We did not want that because after this, he would be totally dependent on medicine throughout his life after removal of spleen from his body.
We were totally confused and kept on thinking “what to do & where to go?”. We didn’t have sufficient money also but God graciously provided financial support to carry on such an expensive treatment.
It was one of our last few days in Dubai hospital (since we were asked to take Shubhang to another hospital) when one sister from a church came to pray for one patient whose bed was next to our son’s bed. She was kind enough to pray for Shubhang also and told us that “believe in Jesus & he will heal your son”. And at the same time, two more brothers came to us from church and prayed for our son.
Soon after this, my family went to India (Mumbai) for further treatment. We wanted to save our son and therefore my family got in touch with brothers, sisters & pastor of local church in Mumbai. Our son was treated with the same medicines in Mumbai as in Dubai hospital and result were same too.
Doctor had informed us that they could control the situation as long as the bleeding comes from his mouth, ear or nose but they would not be able to do anything if the bleeding goes in the brain. After few days Shubhang complained of pain in his head and MRI was done immediately. Doctors found that there was leakage of blood in his brain & his brain got swollen due to low platlets. So finally that happened which we dreaded. Our son was totally unconscious so they shifted him in ICU. Slowly, he reached in semi-coma stage.
The doctor, who was treating Shubhang, is one of the famous and successful doctors in Asia; yet he also got scared & felt helpless in this situation. No doctor was able to clarify the condition of our son because they lost all the hope since it is a matter of brain hemorrhage. After internal discussions, doctor finally asked us to call all our relatives who wanted to see Shubhang in last stage, because there was no chance to revive him.
My wife was sitting just next to Shubhang in ICU, she was reading the BIBLE whole night and claiming the word of God that “Lord Jesus, by your stripes Shubhang is healed”. Everyone was praying for Shubhang. A great miracle took place that night because of our faith in Jesus Christ and his holy word – The Bible. The same medicine which was not working earlier, all of a sudden started working & Shubhang’s platelet counts reached up to higher level (480000) by the grace of living God JESUS.
All the doctors were astonished to see Shubhang next day morning. They were asking us, “what did you do?” They knew that it was a helpless situation according to medical science and they had tried their best and FAILED. We told them that we just prayed to Jesus who is the doctor of doctors & his work starts from the point where our working ceases. Our son recovered so fast that they shifted him from ICU to normal ward within two days and discharged him in another two days. All the doctors were surprised to see Shubhang getting discharged in a short period of four days.
Our son Shubhang is 9 year old now & he is perfectly all right by the grace of God. Nothing adverse has affected his brain (even the whole body) but the grace of God, which makes him intelligent, sharp-minded, active, prayerful and humble boy, different from many kids of his age. We are forever reverentially thankful to God and grateful to all our believer brothers and sisters, who prayed for Shubhang as he was passing through the dark valley. Even those who extended their financial support are worthy of all our gratitude. We give all the glory to Jesus name for his loving kindness & mercies upon us and our dear son.
By this incident, God demonstrated his love and concern towards us and we came to know about the true and living God, who has created us and is interested in us to save and pardon us from all our sins and unrighteousness. We have believed completely in Lord Jesus from that time itself for our salvation and eternal life in heaven. Now we know that every good blessing comes from God and there is no true joy, peace and forgiveness of sins without faith in Jesus Christ. None of our good works, religious activities can save us from the holy judgment of God except our trust in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, faith on which brings salvation to us. No one can see God by these mortal eyes, but we can see him through his gracious works. No one can stand before him unless we are holy, and we are made holy by the sanctifying work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Believe it.
Dear Reader, Do you know now that Jesus Christ is the absolute truth, who is above all sickness and sufferings. He can heal the fatal sicknesses and deal with out sins. He can give life and he can take it. Salvation (moksha) can come only by faith in Jesus Christ, the true and living God. If you have not believed in him yet, you can believe in this peacemaker and sin-forgiving God for eternal life now. It does not matter, which religion you belong to, it does not matter what you have done or how big sinner you are, you can trust in him and he will save you. God bless you.
If you have started believing in Jesus now and want to accept him as your personal savior and Lord, please pray the following prayer with all your heart –
“Dear God, today I have come to know that you are living God who forgive sins, gives true peace and hear your children’s cry when they are in utter need. You bring healing to our bodies and our souls. I repent of all my sins today and I pray to you to kindly forgive my sins and be my savior. Please grant me your peace and life. I completely trust in you and give my life to you, please take control of my life today onwards. I thank you for listening to me now. In Jesus name I ask you all this. Amen.”