Just like his Uncle Brad, our son, Austin has been diagnosed with mild hemophilia A. Although hemophilia is not new to our family, Austin’s diagnosis at birth was still overwhelming. As a sister to someone with hemophilia, I grew up knowing that I couldn’t play rough with my brother as he bruised easily. I knew that he needed to choose sports that were low impact, avoiding excessive contact as it could cause an internal bleed. I knew that he had to receive this special medication called “factor” to help him clot if he had any prolonged bleeding. What I didn’t know, was the responsibility that comes with being a parent of a son with a bleeding disorder. Despite growing up with a brother who has hemophilia, nothing fully prepared us for having a son with this condition. After 4 short months, we quickly realized we have a lot to learn about hemophilia and how we can support our son as we navigate this new journey together. We hope to provide Austin, and others like him, with the tools and resources they need to live their best lives.
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those living with bleeding disorders. Our team is committed to raising money to support those affected in our community and raising awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team for the Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.