April 17 is World Haemophilia Day.
Haemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder that mostly affects men where the blood takes longer to clot can have a daunting effect on one’s life. It makes it difficult for them to lead a normal life right from their childhood. This is because they are always at a risk of hurting themselves and bleeding which could lead to complications if they do not get treatment at the right time. Also watch – why men are prone to this disorder.
This video shares the story of two haemophiliacs, one of them from India and how they are living with this disorder. Vaibhav, a charted accountancy student, talks about the challenges he’s had right from his school days when he wasn’t allowed to participate in strenuous physical activities to how he copes up with it even today. Despite his disorder, he wants to be a successful charted accountant and make it big in life. Read – tips to deal with haemophilia in children.
Paul also shares his story of living with severe haemophila A and working with the Canadian Haemophilia Society. Both of them reveal the challenges faced by them due to this disorder but also inspire others to strive hard and never stop dreaming. Also read – treatment of haemophilia.
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Published: April 15, 2015 5:20 pm | Updated:April 16, 2015 6:26 pm