Hosted by: Holly Olsen
Guest: Preeta Varkey
In part 1 of this HemoStories episode, Holly interviews Preeta Varkey, mother of an 8 year old son with severe hemophilia and inhibitors. They are Indian expatriates living in Bahrain. Preeta shares the vulnerable and difficult lifestyle of living outside of her native country while parenting a child with a complex medical condition.
“I feel that affordable treatment should be the top most priority today and it should be made available to all, no matter which country you belong to. Manufacturers have a very big role in making things better. They should seriously think about the rest of 75% of the world with hemophilia too and try to reduce the price so that it becomes easily available/accessible to all.” -P. Varkey
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Special thanks to Mason Morris from SLC, UT for writing the theme song, “Just Smile,” which was written as an optimistic reminder that there is hope for a cure and a bright future in the hemophilia world.