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This is Iswari, she is 12 years old and lives in India. She is currently in the 6th grade and has been doing quite well in school. Her favorite subjects are math and english. When she is not in school, she likes to watch TV and spend time with her friends.
Iswari has severe hemophilia A. She attends all of the events put on by the local hemophilia chapter. This has included self-infusion training courses, physiotherapy programs, and advocacy events. These events help Iswari provide the best care that she can for herself. Even with the programs she attends, she has still experienced bleeds in her thigh, knee, and gums. When she does have a bleed, she rests, takes factor and tranexamic acid. These bleeds have caused her to miss about 20 days worth of school this year.
Iswari at the village Dol Purnima festival
She lives at home with her parents, grandmother, and two older brothers. Her father is a farmer, and the family lives off of about $65 per month. Your sponsorship funds would help to pay for Iswari's education, treatment, and transportation to the hospital.