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Helping my son with a bum ankle at an Easter egg hunt

When my youngest son, Caeleb, was 5 years old, he participated in our church’s yearly Easter egg hunt. We divided the children into younger and older categories to help even the playing field. The smaller church members started first, gathering as many eggs as they could find. After the little…

Why global access to hemophilia treatments matters

Significant disparities in access to hemophilia treatment exist around the world. In general, people with hemophilia can live a relatively normal life if their condition is properly managed and they have access to appropriate medical care. However, in developing countries, access to adequate treatment and medical care can…

Risky play is A-OK, says this dad with hemophilia

Have you ever seen a German playground? They’re infamous on the internet for appearing dangerous in an age of “safe” play spaces. Unlike most playgrounds we know of today, which are padded, carpeted, and lack sharp corners, German playgrounds are industrial looking structures built on regular ground.

How we can raise awareness of hemophilia in women

As a woman with hemophilia B and von Willebrand disease, I understand the importance of awareness about bleeding disorders in women. How can you convince an ER doctor that you are a woman with hemophilia if they don’t believe such people exist? We do, even though the…