I'm participating in the Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk - a fundraising event to support those living with bleeding disorders in my community. Inherited bleeding disorders are a life-long condition. Currently there is no cure, but scientists are actively engaged in finding cures and improving treatments.
I am personally supporting my girlfriend's little boy. His name is Matthew. He is 11 years old and enjoys playing video games and getting straight A's. He has severe hemophilia with an inhibitor but you would never know it because he never complains or makes excuses. When his mom puts his needle in, he may only be 11 but he takes it like a man. It gives me alot of strength, knowing that Matthew is strong enough to take the pain at 11. It pushes me to be stronger myself at 34. One year ago, I didn't know anything about hemophilia, and I still know very little. It is a huge responsibility for an affected person and their support group. I know that anything we can do to help educate and advocate will go a long way.
That’s why I’m raising money and I hope that I can count on your support of this exciting event! Thousands of families in our community, and across the country will benefit from your support and the success of the Walk.
My personal goal is to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause. I’m asking for your help to reach my goal. Will you make a tax-deductible contribution by donating what you can? It’s fast and easy to make a donation right here on my fundraising page.
Thank you in advance for your support and together, we will make a difference!
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."