From traditional to alternative doctors, no one had answers. Partha’s mother embraced the role of health advocate, and insisted he visit a specialist. It was then that Dr. Nandi would encounter his first Health Hero in Dr. Chandrasekhar (a specialist in Bangalore, India). Charismatic and warm, Dr. Chandrasekhar instantly put Partha at ease.
However, the diagnosis was extremely concerning. Dr. Nandi had rheumatic fever, a potentially life threatening disease of the joints and heart. He spent the next 10 days in the hospital where another Health Hero emerged, his father. Partha’s dad remained at his bedside with uplifting support for the duration of his hospital stay. Though released from the hospital, Dr. Nandi wrestled with the disease and remained on bed rest for a year before making a full recovery.