Hi, I'm Harland, I am 5 years old
I was born with severe haemophilia which means my blood does not clot so I bruise really easily and the bruises don’t go away on their own, they just get bigger and bigger unless I have a treatment. This means I need an injection every 2 days to put the stuff that’s missing back into my blood. I hated having needles stuck in my arm cause it hurt so much and I cried a lot so the nice doctors installed a port under my skin so now injections don’t hurt at all!
I live with my mum and dad and my older brother and am always looking for adventures. I can do most things my brother does but I have to be very careful not to get hurt so I wear lots of helmets, knee pads and gloves. I even have a special emergency bag in the office at school in case I have a accident.
Mum says that all the help we get from the Haemophilia foundation is only possible because of really nice people like you. I wanted to tell my story to you so you could see how much you are helping people like me to live my best life.