Asif
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About Me
My name is Asif. I'm a 14-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
March 4, 2006.
Geography
Country

I live in India.

Program Partner Organization Name

Hemophilia Society - Mumbai Chapter (INMB)

Age Range

11 to 15

Diagnosis

Hemophilia A - Factor VIII

Severity

Severe

Monthly Family Income Range

$300 or Above

My Story

 

 

 

This is Asif. He is 14 years old and he has severe hemophilia A. He is in the 5th grade. He has missed 2 months of school this year due to bleeding episodes. His favorite class in school is drawing.

 

Asif lives with his mother and father. Their household also includes Asif’s 27-year-old brother, his wife and their two infants. His family has also adopted his female cousin. Asif’s father works in a shop and his brother, who also has hemophilia, works as a cashier.  The family’s monthly income is about $200. They own their house in the city of Mumbai. It has a kitchen with running water and a gas burner. But they do not have a refrigerator. 

This year, Asif has had multiple bleeding episodes in his knee and elbow that required treatment at the nearest hospital. The hospital is 10 kilometers from his home and they travel there by bus. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to the hospital.

 

Asif’s previous sponsorship has been discontinued. Your sponsorship will support his education and his medical care.