Ekawat Suwantaroj is a talented, smiling member of the bleeding disorder community from Bangkok, Thailand. Ekawat lives with severe hemophilia A, but he never lets it stop him from bringing smiles to people’s faces with his talent and drive to improve conditions for his community in Thailand. He began drawing caricatures two decades ago and volunteered his talents at the WFH 2016 World Congress in exchange for a donation to the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program. He raised $600 through his efforts in a just a few hours and delighted many delegates with his amazing artistic abilities.
After his participation at the Congress, Ekawat immediately began putting the knowledge he acquired there to use in his home country of Thailand. He is working with the Thai Hemophilia Patient Club to create meaningful engagement opportunities for children and young adults living with a bleeding disorder, including adding youth representation to their board and instituting a youth leadership program. Ekawat believes his own life has been enriched by his involvement with the WFH and he encourages others to follow his lead and find creative ways to support the work of our organization.
Our community gives back in many ways. Some devote time through volunteering, some give of their talents while others provide financial support. We are thrilled that Ekawat chooses to support the work the WFH does by giving generously of his time and talent and by supporting WFH activities with the funds he managed to raise at the WFH 2016 World Congress in Orlando.
Thank you Ekawat!