“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” – Robin Williams
‘Smiles despite Everything’ titled exhibition kicked off from 24 March onwards. This is India’s first photo story exhibition which highlights the lives of people suffering from Thalassemia. The exhibition was organised in Piramal Gallery.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough protein called hemoglobin.
The main treatments for Thalassemia are blood transfusions and removing excess iron. Children suffering from Beta Thalassemia major require repeated blood transfusion which may be associated with dangers like iron overload and contractions of infections such as HIV, which ultimately curtail their life span.
Mumbai Live feels proud associating with Wishing factory in the noble task as the digital partner. Mumbai Live team took the initiative of highlighting the major disease partnering with the NGO, Wishing Factory.