National level body-builder now suffering from cancer
A national body builder and a fitness coach is now undergoing treatment for a rare cancer. It was in 2008, that things took a turn for him. The formerly active and lively man started experiencing unfamiliar symptoms such as severe bone pain. Not sure what was going on with him, Ravi visited multiple hospitals across Bangalore to seek answers. This only left him with various misdiagnoses, treatments that did not work, and very little money as his medical bills racked up.
Multiple Surgeries Left His Face DisfiguredRavi started experiencing pain in his mouth to the extent that he could not open his mouth. Diagnosis showed that there was a tumour like growth, which led to the pain. With a surgery, this was removed but it appeared again and this time, affecting his ears. Doctors had to remove part of his cheek bone to save him. The tumour started spreading to his eyes and spine. He underwent a surgery again. For months, Ravi suffered in pain, without knowing the reason to his misery.
Once a champion who inspired many in the field of body building and fitness, his disease came as a shock to his students and colleagues.
After 4 Years of Struggle, He Was Diagnosed of CancerFour years later, Ravi was worn out from seeking answers and was about to give up, when he got a biopsy done.
The results revealed a devastating news. Ravi was diagnosed with cancer of the left parotid (salivary) gland and spinal cord. He was worried because he did not know how he would afford the treatment. This husband and father remains the only breadwinner of his family of four and makes Rs. 15,000 monthly. With the amount of income being only enough to support living expenses for his family,
Ravi did not know how he would be able to pay for any of his cancer treatment.