Arham Mukhtar

About Me
My name is Arham and I'm a 7-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
October 17, 2011.
Geography
Country

I live in Pakistan.

Program Partner Organization Name

Hemophilia Patients Welfare Society - Lahore (PKLH)

Age Range

6 to 10

Diagnosis

Hemophilia A - Factor VIII

Severity

Severe

Monthly Family Income Range

$100-$150

My Story

Hello!

My name is Arham and I am 7 years old. I am currently enrolled in first grade. My favorite activity at school is drawing. My school is 4km from my home. If I am unable to walk due to bleeds, I take the school van. When I am not in school, I enjoy watching cartoons. When I am grown up, I would like to become a soldier.

I have been diagnosed with severe hemophilia A. I experienced major knee, calf, and elbow bleeds this past year. My bleeds were treated with factor VIII injections. I have issues with my elbow, which includes limited range of motion. I am currently receiving physiotherapy to help with this. The hospital is an hour and a half away from my home.

 

From left: Aasia (mother), myself, and Muhammad (father)

I live with my mother, father, older sister, and two older brothers in the city of Shekhupura, Pakistan. My father works as a clerk in a factory. He earns approximately $120 per month to support our family. My mother is a homemaker. My family rents a house in a city from the factory my father works for. Our home is made out of concrete and has electricity, running water, and a refrigerator.