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Infusing Love: Your Spark Is My Why

April 25, 2018

Every year at Symposium, there is some special moment that defines that year’s event for me. As we kick off our 2018 event tomorrow, I’m reflecting back on my favorite memories from the last five years of Symposium: 2013: Frisco, TX (I actually have two favorite memories from this year.)   This picture encapsulates our […]

Volunteer Spotlight: A Community Builder

April 27, 2017

Each year, at the HFA Symposium, we recognize the tremendous volunteerism in the bleeding disorders community. The Michael Davon Community Service award is for extraordinary service to the community via one’s national or global volunteerism and charitable giving. Michael Davon was a New Englander who was integral to the inception of HFA. He was described […]

Volunteer Spotlight: No Brighter Star

April 24, 2017

Each year, the HFA staff recognizes the national spirit and remarkable volunteerism for HFA with the #bleedingdisorders community. As #VolunteerAppreciationMonth comes to a close this week, we will be recognizing award winners from #HFA2017. Today, we remember Star Tyree, a long-time HFA supporter, volunteer, and friend.   Starlyn (Star) Tyree was a former Executive Director […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Award Winner Unites Community

April 21, 2017

In conjunction with Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are highlighting volunteers who help to make the bleeding disorders community inclusive and informative. Today, we are proud to recognize one of our recent award winners at our 2017 Symposium, Darcy Zwier! The “It Takes a Village” award is provided to an individual who goes above and beyond in […]

Infusing Love: Not “Just a Mom”

April 1, 2015

The candidates for the HFA Board of Directors Executive Committee were asked to record a short video to share rather than a written resume this year. I thought it was a great idea until I realized that I had to do it too.  I totally dragged my feet for a few weeks until I reached […]

Infusing Love: Gateway to Understanding

March 25, 2015

  For someone who spends her days organizing events for a living, it always surprises me how much I look forward to the HFA Symposium each year. It has a similar structure to many of the events I plan – with plenary sessions, workshops, exhibits, and networking events – yet it feels completely different. Yes, […]

Infusing Love: It’s All About the People

March 26, 2014

In 2008 my husband, two kiddos and I traveled to our first Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) annual Symposium.  We had been to a couple of NHF meetings since the kids had been born but we did not know much about HFA.  Kim Bernstein, a truly talented community advocate, had been pushing me that I […]

Come On In, the Water is Fine

August 1, 2013

At Symposium, I wore the same socks for two days in a row, I stayed up four hours past my normal bedtime every night, and I finally realized that I needed to brush my teeth at exactly 7:21 am on Friday… I was like a young child at Symposium: so completely engrossed in everything going […]

It’s Time for a Family Reunion

April 24, 2013

One of the things that surprised me most about joining the bleeding disorders community was the sense of family.  Thomas’s diagnosis was the first in our family history (although we’d later find out I’m a carrier), so the shock of hemophilia was hard to shake, but the open arms we met made it a bit […]

HFA Symposium 2012 recap

November 8, 2012

Check out our HFA Symposium 2012 recap video! Are you ready for our 2013 Symposium in Dallas, TX on April 25 – 27, 2013 http://symposium.hemophiliafed.org/  

Beyond Hemophilia, filmed by Justin Lindhorst

January 12, 2012

Michael Jones is a 13 year old with hemophilia A. Michael doesn’t let his hemophilia slow him down, he enjoys playing baseball and staying active. Justin Lindhorst was a part of HFA’s Young Leaders program at Symposium and is now a part of HFA’s Media Task Force.

Step by Step Infusion, Produced by: Nicholas Reiser & Leland Smith

August 30, 2011

Nicholas Reiser explains the process of infusing himself with clotting factor. Nicholas Reiser and Leland Smith were both a part of HFA’s Young Leaders program at Symposium and are now a part of HFA’s Media Task Force.

Family Focused

May 28, 2011

Kelly Champagne talks about the painful accusations that lead to her son being diagnosed with severe hemophilia. At the time her son Micah was diagnosed she could not see light at the end of the tunnel but has now learned to manage his disorder.

Martin Addie: Advancements In Treatment

May 27, 2011

Martin shares how the advancements in treatment for his severe hemophilia has affected his life. Martin went from missing 100 days of school his freshman year of high school to only missing  8 days his sophomore year because hemophilia medication was made available to use at home and he no longer had to go to […]

The Man and His Music: John Jarratt

May 17, 2011

John Jarratt is 63 years young! His positive attitude is contagious!

Symposium 2011

May 3, 2011

Highlights from Symposium 2011 in Louisville, KY

Symposium 2010

May 12, 2010

Thanks for coming to HFA’s Symposium in Kansas City, MO! Hope you had a great time and we will see you next year!


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