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Pablo Alberto Hernández Monteros

Pablo Alberto Hernández Monteros dreams of growing the small environmentally-friendly maintenance company he and his business partners formed into a large, prosperous, and profitable Mexican enterprise that helps society and the environment.

To achieve his goals, Pablo is studying for his degree in business administration, works hard, and keeps a positive outlook on life.

"It's important to always be focused and believe in yourself in order to meet your objectives," Pablo said. "You can never let your obstacles beat you."

Pablo knows first-hand the importance of overcoming challenges. That's because he was born with Hemophilia B, also known as factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease. Hemophilia B is a rare bleeding disorder that affects approximately 1 in 25,000 to 50,000 people. Pablo was diagnosed with the condition when he was only 5 months old, after falling from his bed and injuring his knee.

"I was diagnosed so young, so there was neither a 'before' nor 'after'," Pablo said. "Once I began using factor replacement therapy, I was able to lead a more normal life. I didn’t have to miss school and my family could start going on vacation."

When Pablo manages his condition with Berinin® P (coagulation factor IX) from CSL Behring, the experience has been satisfactory. This product replaces the missing factor IX in Pablo's blood, helping it to clot.

"I don't feel that my life is different than someone else's. I just feel that I have a different circumstance which is the condition and its treatment," Pablo says. "The challenge is to keep myself well informed on the progress and symptoms of bleeding, to be alert of bleeding in my target joints, and to never put my treatment aside."

When Pablo isn't at work or studying, he remains active by swimming, playing paddle tennis, and riding mountain bikes. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

"One must not believe that hemophilia is a limitation to one's life, one has to know it's just an opportunity to find new ways to attain success on a daily basis," Pablo added.

Condition: Hemophilia B
Therapy: Berinin® P
Country: Mexico
Pablo Alberto Hernández Monteros
"I don't feel that my life is different than someone else's."

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