Cazandra Campos-MacDonald,  —

Cazandra is a pastor, author, columnist, motivational speaker, advocate, and encourager. She writes about the journey of raising two sons with severe hemophilia A with inhibitors. Cazandra's older brother, Ronaldo Julian Campos, died of complications from hemophilia as an infant. She lives with her husband, Rev. Dr. Joe MacDonald, and youngest son, Caeleb in Belen, New Mexico. She also has an adult son, Julian. Her book, "Dear Hemophilia: Finding Hope Through Chronic Illness," is available on Amazon. You may follow her writings and view her TEDxABQ talk at www.cazandracmacdonald.com.

Articles by Cazandra Campos-MacDonald

The Last Bucket

  I have a few rituals on Sunday evenings. I check to make sure clothes are washed and ready for the week, I set the menu so that we have a plan for dinner throughout the week, and I fill the infusing bucket and bring it to the…

Fear in the Face of a New Treatment

I am still waiting to hear from our hemophilia treatment center about whether our insurance will cover Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for Caeleb. Honestly, I’ve put it out of my mind for a bit because I know it is not a “done deal” until I have the product in my…

Feeling Guilty

Last week, my husband and I took our mighty warrior Caeleb to the hemophilia treatment center so that we could touch base with his hematologist. Caeleb recently had labs drawn, and it was time to sit for a meeting about his treatment. We were called to the back to…

After the Gold Medal … Now What?

The Olympic medal ceremonies are some of my favorite moments as a spectator. Seeing the athletes with their hands over their hearts as the flag is raised and the national anthem is played is a beautiful sight. With their medals hanging proudly around their necks, one can…

The Hemo Mama Bear Olympics

There are some moments in my life while raising two sons with severe hemophilia that I have thought, “Wow! You, Cazandra, have just won the gold medal in the Hemo Mama Bear Olympics!” And there are other times I failed so miserably that I would not have even…

Practice Makes Perfect

I’m not a football fan, but I do watch the Super Bowl to see the halftime show and the commercials. This year’s game was a good one. I will admit the game riveted me toward the end. When the Philadelphia Eagles kicked their final field goal, stretching their lead…