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This is Xavier. He is 12 years old and he has severe hemophilia A. Xavier is in the seventh grade and he is a good student . He likes to draw and he hopes to continue his education and have a good job when he grows up. He missed about 10 days of school this past year due to bleeding episodes in his knee. He has to travel about 25 kilometers by bus to the hospital for treatment.
Xavier lives with his parents in a village. His father works as a car mechanic. Their house is made of concrete and there are glass windows. The house consists of three rooms. There is an indoor bathroom. There is electricity, and running water. The family uses gas to cook their meals. Xavier sponsorship was recently ended and he needs a new sponsor. His family relies on the sponsorship funds for educational purposes and medical expenses.