Today I met with a 9 year's boy, his name is Ratul; I talked with him for maybe half an hour or so, I became a fan of his thinking. I am very much a stranger to him, but he is very confident when talking to me. The saddest part is he is suffering from brain cancer. Yes, that's true! It's been almost a year since I quit tuition. Suddenly, I had a call from one of the students ' father, asking me to go to his home. So, I went there and talked with him. He requested me to take math tuition for her daughter. I couldn't deny him.
After that, his daughter came with his little brother. The boy was very polite. He didn't say a word when I talked to his sister; when I finished talking with her, he started talking with me. I noticed that he has no hair. A few moments later, he asked me gently, can I also read with my sister?'' He was so sweet, I couldn't deny him. He was gazing at me with the most adorable smile. I really loved his dark grey.
After a while, when we talked, he just told me with ease that he has brain cancer. That moment I was frozen, sometimes people have no idea what is coming up, for me it was totally shocking! Literally, no idea what to say! He was still talking about passion, what he wanted to achieve, but I was stuck thinking about this mysterious world, the uncertainty in our life.
A few moments later, the boy left, even though I forgot to ask his name. His sister told me that his name is Ratul. I asked her more about the boy to her sister. She told me that he spent all his day reading books, he never complained about what happened to him. He is a responsible boy who loved to do all his work on his own. Mentally he might be broken, but he doesn't want to give up. There is something that gives him the strength to fight. The whole day I was thinking about the boy.
When you know death is knocking at your door, what will you do??? I know this is a very complicated question but think about the person going through this kind of situation; only he knows the pain other than us. If you look at the WHO reports, you will find many young kids like Ratul died in the last couple of years; most of them are 8-12 years old. These numbers are very high. We should stand with these little kids, spend more time with them, give them as much happiness they deserve. That's all we can do.