My name is Atharva. I am 6 years old and in the 2nd grade. My favorite subject is art. I love to draw. I have missed 25 days of school in the past 6 months because of my bleeds. I have been working extra hard to keep up with my school work and am making very good progress. I would like to be a police officer someday. I love to play with my friends when I have free time.
I have been diagnosed with severe hemophilia A. Thankfully, the hemophilia treatment center where I receive my medical care is only 7 kilometers from my home. I am able to receive free factor infusions at the clinic when I have a major bleed. I also receive physiotherapy to help keep my joints in good condition.
I live in the city of Nashik, India with my parents. My father works at a small business, earning approximately $145 a month. My mother cares for our home.
My family rents a small house for $60 a month. Our home is in good condition and is kept neat and clean. We have electricity, a small refrigerator and indoor plumbing. Our meals are cooked over a gas stove.
My previous sponsor recently discontinued their participation in the program, so I am in need of a new sponsor. Sponsorship funds will be used to pay for my education and medical care.