Prajwal Popat Kande
Ref# INPN054

About Me
My name is Prajwal Popat Kande. I'm a 11-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
June 23, 2008.
Geography
Country

I live in India.

Program Partner Organization Name

Hemophilia Society - Pune Chapter (INPN)

Age Range

6 to 10

Diagnosis

Hemophilia A - Factor VIII

Severity

Severe

Monthly Family Income Range

$100-$150

My Story

 

 

Hello!

My name is Prajwal and I am 10 years old. I am in the 4th grade and my favorite subject is Marathi language class. When I am not in school, I like to watch TV and play cricket with my friends.

 

An older photo of me from when I first enrolled

 

I have severe hemophilia A and bleeds have caused me to miss 7 days of school in the past 6 months. I have had 7 bleeds but have only received infusions for 5 of them because and infusion costs are expensive for my poor family. My right knee is a target joint, so I sometimes have trouble walking. The nearest hospital is 220km from my home and we rely on a bus to get there.

 

From left: Myself, Poapat (father),Pushpa (mother), and Swarajali (sister)

 

An older photo of my family

 

I live with my parents and my older sister in a village outside of Pune, India. Both of my parents work as laborers and together they earn about $120 a month. My family speaks Marathi in our home. No members of our family are able to read or write in English. We live in a one-room home that has no running water or toilet. We have electricity but do not own a refrigerator. Meals are cooked inside over a small countertop burner. 

 

Picture of our home