My name is Yosra, but I’m known as Tanja in the Group. I’m 24 years old! I was diagnosed with Glanzmann’s when I was six months. Since my illness is hereditary, my older cousin has the Glanzmann’s, so my mom had an idea about it. And when I was a baby, mom found bruises and red points all over my body, then when she knew I had Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia.
And since then, I’ve been fighting it alone. I’ve been hospitalized a lot. But with our support group, I no longer have to be alone.