Fifteen years ago, I was sidelined by hemophilia when I was told repeatedly that I would never walk again due to excessive bleeding in my legs. I spent months in the hospital and close to a year in a wheelchair trying to regain strength and mobility. On several occasions I wanted to give up, but my family and friends were there to support and help me.

Another key part of finding the strength I needed was the bleeding disorders community. I am honored to now be the Executive Director of the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) -- the very organization that gave me hope during a time that I needed it the most.

This is why Michael and I are walking on Saturday, October 2 to raise funds for our community. Our personal goal is to raise $7,500. Can you help us reach it?

Together we can make a difference in the lives of those living with bleeding disorders by raising funds, awareness, and to help advance treatments to find a cure.


Rich and Michael, Team DeGrandzillo


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