Ekawat was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A when he was four months old. His childhood life was difficult, and he did not want other families to experience the same type of hardship. In 2004, he started to support the hemophilia community in Thailand as the president of the Thai Hemophilia Patient Club.
He supported Hemophilia Early Treatment Program in Thailand. This program started to use Factor Concentration for all Thai hemophilia patients. The efforts of this program have not only changed the medical way of treating hemophilia, but it has also enabled patients to learn about home treatments such as self-infusion and joint exercises. Education became the most important part for patients and families as they learn how to successfully live with hemophilia with limited resources and Ekawat volunteered to demonstrate self-infusion.
Using his professional ability, he also creates a Hemophilia newsletter and other media materials as a tool to communicate with patients across the country.
He is currently the vice president of the Thai Hemophilia Patient Club and a Committee member of the National Hemophilia Foundation of Thailand. He also works with other local support groups to set up a patient group such as the Thai Rare Disease Foundation (ThaiRDF) so as to collectively raise social awareness of the challenges faced by the chronic disease community. He works with the international hemophilia community, Asean Hemophilia Networks (AHN), and has participated in several international workshops with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) over the last decade. Recently, he is selected to join the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Board of Directors as a lay member.