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.
John Zuke was diagnosed with thalassemia at age 4, after his family traveled to the nearest large city (Cleveland, Ohio) in search of a doctor.
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.
I am Yasmeen Anis, age 23, living with a severe form of thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder in which the red blood cells aren’t able to get enough oxygen to the tissues and organs in the body.
“We are not defined by the obstacles placed in our way, but by how we overcome them.” This is the view of Janelle Trieu…
Tracy Antonelli did not receive her first red blood cell transfusion, a treatment for thalassemia, until the age of 36. Thalassemia, however, has had a big impact on her life since early childhood.
“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.