Imagine what it would be like not to be able to ride a bicycle as a child.
That’s the reality for Dominic Vaz, five, who was diagnosed with haemophilia when he was seven days old.
The genetic blood disorder, which affects only about 200 people in Singapore, impairs his body's ability to control blood clotting.
This means that injuries can be life-threatening and have to be avoided.
Treatment is costly, which is why the Haemophilia Society of Singapore is having its first charity walkathon and carnival this Sunday, with the aim of raising $50,000 for haemophiliacs like Dominic.