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Book Review: The Kiss of Life by Emraan Hashmi

The Kiss of Life is a biography dedicated by a father to his beloved son. In this book, Bollywood actor, Emraan Hashmi talks about his family’s struggle with his son’s serious illness due to cancer. This edition tells how her son, Ayaan, overcame a disease like cancer and emerged victorious in the battle for life after undergoing treatment. This book shows how the larger-than-life experience left a family wiser and inspired to help others deal with serious problems.

What is the kiss of life?

Hashmi’s first child, Ayaan was diagnosed with early stage cancer at the age of four in 2014 and he was treated in Canada. The kiss of life refers to the return of a life that seemed to have drifted away from the family of three. The book covers the entire journey of a family in which a father, mother and son come together to overcome a disease called cancer. As a child at the time, Ayaan was diagnosed with a tumor which also affected his kidney. It didn’t just take elaborate surgery and several rigorous chemotherapy sessions. It was something more.

Things it deals with

The amount of suspense linked to the healing, the period of uncertainty, the suggestions for medication, the search for multiple opinions and the physical and mental trauma inflicted on the patient and his relatives explain the pain. Feel the pain as you turn the pages. Ayaan’s cancer story intertwines with the glamorous life of her father, Emraan, in the Hindi film industry.

family lessons

The book educates readers to follow a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent cancer as there is no better cure than prevention itself. This write-up gives the right details as the actor shares a lot of information with readers, from what foods to eat and edibles to avoid to the type of medications required and all the research done during turbulent times. It also talks about everyday lifestyle changes you can start making.

This story mentions the physical pain suffered by the child and the entire period from diagnosis to treatment ending in a life without cancer. In addition to writing about her own emotional struggles, advice was also taken from the treating pediatrician. The boy was told of his malignant kidney tumor after undergoing chemotherapy in the second round. Next, he reflects on how the actor became strongly empathetic and coped with gloom.

He is comforting and guiding in his approach, offering hope to people whose loved ones are struggling with serious illnesses.

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