I was born with Hemophilia A in India and was brought up there for 25 years with no access to Factor8. I’ve had multiple bleeding episodes since my childhood and the only treatment was R.I.C.E (Rest.Ice.Compression.Elevation). After I moved to the United States for work, I’ve started learning more about Factor infusion and its benefits. I’ve started prophylaxis in mid of 2014 and have been self-infusing since then. Since last year, I’ve been suffering with multiple joints problems and have been not able to lead an active lifestyle. I always wanted to lead a happy and healthy life. During the recent comprehensive clinic appointment at my HTC, I was given information about excercises in warm water which are less impact on joints. After developing flexibility in my joints I wanted to learn swimming and practice it as my excercise plan. I was informed by HTC social worker about Wingmen Foundation providing help for bleeding disorders community for fitness related challenges.
Chad and Wingmen Foundation team has been very kind to me and accepted to pay for membership at my local fitness center where warm water pool therapy is provided. I’ve started going to the pool from July 2015. I’ve already started feeling very active and not bothered with the joint pains very frequently. I was complaining at least couple of times a week about my joints pain before starting this therapy. I’m trying to make best use of this opportunity to heal physically and mentally as well. THANK YOU Wingmen Foundation! I’ve even been given assistance with the swim classes. I’m in process of learning it and am very excited.