“Live life blissfully” Profound advice, isn’t it? It was written by 11 ½ year old Mithil on a post it, to hang at his mother’s cubicle. We all soon realized however, that these were not just words on a paper, but that they were the true philosophy that Mithil lived by. Even through his sickness, Mithil’s positivity never wavered and he spread that joy wherever he went.
On a trip his grandparents place, we noticed Mithil's gait was a bit off. Suspecting it was from jet lag we brushed it aside for couple of days. But then it seemed to get worse and prompted a doctors visit. On August 1st 2015 our world was turned upside down! We immediately rushed back home and met the doctors. That was when we were told that Mithil had DIPG - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. We had never heard of this disease and worse, the prognosis of 6-8 months left us shocked!