For every child who has been told no due to their bleeding disorder. For every patient wondering when his next dose of life-saving clotting factor will be. For every family who has plans derailed by hemophilia. For every parent who goes to bed in agony not understanding how to treat their child’s disorder. For every hemophiliac athlete who waits in quiet hesitation out of fear of injury. For all of us overcoming the impossible.
Chris writes: "No longer can anyone say that someone with hemophilia can't climb Everest with proper treatment, training and medical care. By standing there I hope to show what we should be striving for. Not that everyone should climb mountains (although I do believe the outdoors are for everyone) but that everyone should be able to shoot for their dreams. I hope by holding that banner we can show the world only 25% of people living with hemophilia even have access to adequate treatment to chase dreams. Those that do have access fight stereotypes of being told they're fragile and that they can't, or aren't allowed to participate like others. Together we can equalize the care all people with hemophilia receive. We can use this platform to fight for change. We can lobby governments to buy factor and show that if people with hemophilia get treatment the sky is the limit."
Along with a new and improved website, we are introducing new incentives this year. Each fundraiser that raises $25 will receive the 2017 Walk t-shirt... for $1000 they'll get VIP access including parking! Keep a look out for more incentives coming soon.