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Berry Delicious

A healthy diet is one that includes lots of whole foods, few processed or refined foods and very little sugar.  It is important for people with bleeding disorders to eat a healthy diet to help maintain a proper weight and to reap all of the vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients that a diet rich in fruits […]


Infusing Love: Finding Our Way

Families come in all shapes and sizes and it’s no surprise that those will special needs face a unique set of challenges.  Raising my twin daughters while balancing the demands of various medical, neurological, and learning differences thrust me in to a endless game of special needs roulette. Predicting the outcome is impossible.  Each of […]


Infusing Love: Physical Fundraising

This is becoming one of my favorite times of the year to be a bleeding disorders advocate.  It’s the time of year when individuals of all ages come together to raise crucial money for the community by participating in walks and bike rides across the country. In 2011, HFA hosted it’s first annual Gears for […]


My Journey with Pain

Pain is a very personal experience. Everyone has their own definitions, feelings, and memories associated with pain. Some pain is greater than others. Some pain paralyzes you, and some pain motivates you. How someone chooses to define and cope with pain is molded by his/her experiences throughout a lifetime. Below is a story of one […]


FDA Making Progress With Blood Safety Monitoring System

Last December, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg  set forth a recommendation to change the current blood donation policy for men who have sex with men (MSM). The old policy, set forth in the height of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, barred men who have had sex with men since 1977 from donating blood. […]

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5 Walking Strategies for Fitness Success

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month!  It is also a great time of year to get back into or start a fitness routine.  Walking is a great form of exercise for those with bleeding disorders. Nearly everyone can do it, with very little to no cost or special equipment.  The Arthritis Foundation agrees that […]

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Infusing Love: A Balancing Act

When I am toting around my two preschool aged boys to kids activities or the store, I typically get the comment, “You have your hands full.”  I reply with a smile in agreement, but in my mind I respond, “If you only knew.”  Recently when someone opened heavy doors for me as I struggled with […]

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Women Are Not Just Carriers

While some women experience bleeding symptoms monthly or even more frequently, other women may go years before bleeding issues are recognized, making a diagnosis even more difficult. Jennifer was a hemophilia carrier for 33 years before she had her first bleed. She shares the emotional and physical pain she endured as she struggled to get […]


Infusing Love: My Mom, The Super Hero

As a hemophiliac there are many things I am grateful for that most “normal” kids just don’t get like the amazing bonds with my blood brothers and their families during conferences and at camp. However, what I am by far most grateful for is my mother. After dealing with all the challenges related to hemophilia, […]


Infusing Love: Staying Connected

I was recently asked about being a single mom and, more specifically, whom I consider my support system.  I have no family living in the state of Mississippi with me.  My closest family members are actually four hours away.  I’ve been here a couple years now, and my son Micah and I just love this […]

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