My name is Emanuel. I am 14 years old. I live in Romania and I have severe hemophilia A. I am in the 6th grade. I have missed about 20 days of school in the past six months due to bleeds. These absences have made it difficult to do well in school but I am making progress. My favorite subjects are Romanian language and history. When I am not in school I help my family at home. I would like to be a mechanic when I grow up.
In the past six months I have had to go to the hospital for treatment of bleeds in my arms and ankles. They have been damaged by bleeds.
I live with my grandmother, who is retired. I have one older brother. He also has a bleeding disorder. He is in high school. Because there is no high school in our village, he does not live at home while in school.
My family’s monthly income is about $500. We live in a small village.
Your sponsorship funds will help to support my education and my medical treatments.