Meet 7-year-old Ahad Shaikh (name changed), a resilient Thalassemia Major warrior from a small Mumbai family. His dad, the sole breadwinner as an auto driver, faced the challenge of providing for Ahad’s treatment. Diagnosed at 3 months, Ahad endured seven years of blood transfusions until Ekam Foundation Mumbai and other trusts stepped in. In late 2021, Ahad received a successful bone marrow transplant (BMT) with Ekam Foundation’s crucial support. Ahad resumed school in 2nd grade, and is back to being a healthy and happy child, thanks to the generosity that gave him a chance at a normal life.

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