Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)
Udupi, Aug 23 : Venisha and Jenisha Fernandes, twin children of Janet and Valerian Fernandes from Mukamar near Padubidri, had turned lives of their parents into a series of celebrations. Both were born on July 17, 2000, and lived like other children till they reached 30 months of age, after which they were diagnosed with Thalassemia, a disease for which so far no cure has been found.
The parents of these twins did not lose their hearts. They were determined to bring up their wonderful daughters like angels and did everything to live up to this dream.
Their daughters looked like angels and seemed determined to turn this dream into a reality.
Both Venisha and Jenisha had to be admitted into KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangaluru often for treatment. The girls radiated with energy and exuberance, thanks to the hospital and generous friends who kept donating blood as and when needed. The little bundles of joy were good at studies although their growth was a little on the slower side. They kept making good progress in their school, Laxmi Janardhana School, Kedjinje, where they reached ninth standard when fate planned to rob happiness of the parents. Thalassemia got the better of Venisha on April 4, 2016, and for the parents, it looked like the earth under their feet suddenly caved in.
Venisha's demise shattered her parents, friends and relatives alike. They however fervently hoped that Jenisha will continue to lighten up the lives of her parents and close ones. They had every right to nurture this hope because Jenisha was very active, smart, and brilliant in studies. The parents, friends and others tried hard to forget the grief of having lost Venisha by filling and feasting their eyes on bright and radiant Jenisha, who shone like a star. They were hoping against hope by reposing faith on the mercy of the Almighty that Jenisha will live on normally, have a bright future, backed by her dogged determination and bravery.
Venisha - Jenisha
Jenisha too left for the heavenly abode on Monday, August 22, 2016. "We never dreamt that we would be dealt such a cruel blow by the fate. Both the children were absolutely normal, and their lively faces, smiles and graceful appearances would make everyone happy. No one knows why God takes away His bright and beautiful creations. We find it impossible to digest the fact that both the children are not with us today. This realization not only hurts us in the depths of our hearts but it is a fact of life which we find it hard to digest or believe," said a relative upon learning about this terrible news.
Another family member living in Mukamar says that Jenisha was leading a normal life, always bright and active. Couple of days back she complained of chest pain. Her mother, believing it to be routine, admitted her into KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangaluru. "Jenisha continued to speak animatedly with her mother till the last. She was active as ever, but the Almighty decided to invite her into his palace. She left her parents, friends, and relatives all of a sudden. Her departure created a void in the lives of her parents, who were shaken by the second jolt, because the couple was left without any issues," the relative explained. Another family member, also from Mukamar, said that the death came as a bolt from the blue and has been too hard to believe or come to terms with.
The girl's father, Valerian Fernandes, who lives in Saudi Arabia, is leaving for Mangaluru on Tuesday, and the funeral is expected to take place on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the arrival of father.
Both girls, in fact angels, came to this world as beautiful daughters, they gave lots of happiness to their parents, but when they were diagnosed with decease, their parents did not lose hope. The girls, like blossoming flowers, lived for about 15 years happily, of course taking the pains which came their way in their stride. Today, the parents have lost both of them, leaving everything in Almighty's hand.
May this misery not befall anyone else, may the souls of these angels rest in peace.
Venisha and Jenisha, both of you are angles, you inspire each and everyone of us....those who know you and also those who do not. Everyone surely loves you from the depths of his or her hearts, and pray for your souls to rest in peace.