Azad Rafik Sab

About Me
My name is Azad and I'm a 16-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
August 15, 2002.
Geography
Country
I live in India.
Program Partner Organization Name
Hemophilia Society - Davangere Chapter (INDV)
Age Range
16 to 20
Diagnosis
Hemophilia A - Factor VIII
Severity
Severe
Monthly Family Income Range
$100-$150

My Story

 

 

Hello!

My name is Azad and I am a 15-year-old boy from India. I am in the 10th grade and I would like to become a doctor when I grow up. My favorite subject is science. When I am not in school, I like to watch TV and play with friends. 

I have severe hemophilia A and I experienced some knee bleeds in the past year. I have to go to the hospital to treat the bleeds with factor. Thankfully, the hospital is only 15 minutes away from my house.

 

From left: Fathima (mother), Sahil (brother), myself, and Rafik (father)

My parents, brother and I live in a two-room house in the city. My father works as a laborer and my mother stays at home to take care of the house. My brother, Sahil, is 21 years old and he is a student. We live off of an income of about $150 a month. We speak the local languages of Urdu and Kannada in our home. I can also read and write in English. 

 

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