Thalassemia Can’t Get Me Down


Ashmit requires routine blood transfusions for thalassemia, a blood disorder that can turn deadly without proper treatment. His father feels fortunate for having a good job as a mechanic that provides the food and nutrition Ashmit requires at home. They live together in a healthy joint family home with a number of supportive relatives. This holistic environment allows Ashmit to manage his disorder and still enjoy spending time playing cricket with his cousins in the streets and on the rooftop. He is a true testimony to how little efforts like good nutrition and healthy living conditions make a lasting difference for a child in India with thalassemia.