Real Stories from People Living with Thalassemia
It is important for people with thalassemia to learn how to stay healthy. Read personal stories from people living with thalassemia.
My name is Chanapa Tantibanchachai. I grew up in a small town in Arizona, where my parents still live. When I was 8 months old, my parents learned I had thalassemia.
“Thalassemia, and the challenges that accompany it, have helped me become stronger and overcome many difficulties and negative feelings.”
“We are not defined by the obstacles placed in our way, but by how we overcome them.” This is the view of Janelle Trieu…
When Amy Pizzulli was born in 1956, her parents were told that the life expectancy for a person born with thalassemia in the United States was 12 to 13 years of age.
“My name is Rahul Kapoor, and I was born with thalassemia, a blood disorder which requires transfusions every other week to keep me healthy and alive.