Famous People With Hemophilia
Hemophilia, also known as the royal disease, is a group of hereditary genetic blood disorder that impairs the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation. Hemophiliacs, therefore, tend to bleed longer after an injury compared to people without the condition. Current estimates show that more than 20,000 individuals in the US are hemophilic.
Famous people who suffer from hemophilia draw great public attention and also inspire others to excel in their fields despite the affliction. Few famous people with hemophilia are as follows:
Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln the sixteenth president of United States of America was a Hemophilic. Despite his delicate condition he successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American civil war. He is remembered for his great leadership during the civil war of 1980’s and for his emancipation proclamation that led to freeing of confederate slaves.
Tsarevitch Alexei: Tsarevich Alexei, a Russian prince, the youngest child and the only son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandria Feodorovna, suffered from hemophilia. He inherited hemophilia from his mother, a condition that could be traced back to her maternal grandmother queen Victoria.
Ryan Wayne White: Ryan Wayne White was an American teenager from Kokoma, Indiana was a Hemophilic. He became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his infection. Ryan surprised the public by living five years in excess of what doctors had predicted and died in 1990.
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