Boy, born June 2008
Wayne is a 4 year old boy with a sweet smile. He has been diagnosed with Thalassemia, which requires him to have a blood transfusion every month. Before the blood transfusion, Wayne becomes pale, is in poor spirits, and has no appetite, but after the transfusion, he regains his appetite and is active once more. He has normal motor skills, as well as normal intellectual and language development. At the age of 2 years, he could walk with one hand held, knew “big” and “small,” could build a tower of blocks, and could speak a few words. At 2.5 years, he could walk freely and scribble with a pen. At 3 years, Wayne could jump off the floor with both feet and knew the five sense organs. Now, he is able to do simple self-care tasks himself (going to the bathroom, washing hands, changing clothes), and can express his needs to others.
Wayne enjoys physical activity, but he cannot do strenuous exercises because of his condition. However, this does not limit his play as he is still able to engage in simple games and activities with his classmates. Wayne is smart and does well in school. He is always on time, listens to his teachers, and learns a lot in his classes. He is outgoing and very polite, always helping his teachers and saying hello to strangers on his own initiative.