Ref# INMN051

About Me
My name is Thejas. I'm a 11-year-old boy.

My birthday is
January 18, 2012.

I live in India.

Program Partner Organization Name

Hemophilia Society - Manipal Chapter (INMN)


Hemophilia A - Factor VIII



Monthly Family Income Range


My Story


My name is Thejas and I am 6 years old. I am in the 1st grade and my favorite school subject is English. When I grow up, I would like to become an engineer. Outside of school, I love to spend my free time drawing.

I have severe hemophilia A and I have had bleeds in my shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. I receive physiotherapy to try and keep my joints strong and healthy. Unfortunately, my bleeds have caused me to miss some school and fall behind on my work.


From left: Myself, Chitra (mother), and Umesh (father)

I live with my parents in a two-room home in the village of Shmiga, India. We rent it for about $30 a month. My father works as a security guard and he earns about $50 a month.  My mother is a housewife.