Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
My beautiful wife Jackie, and I have three boys: Desmond, 8-years-old, Liam, 5-years-old and Patrick, 3-years-old. Patrick has severe hemophilia A, and inhibitors. We live in middle Georgia. Until three years ago we knew nothing about hemophilia. We had no family history and it was the furthest thing from our minds as parents. We have two strong, […]
I wish I could run on the beach with my Dad. This thought went through my mind as I watched a father and daughter on the beach a few weeks ago. As I watched the dad and daughter run into the distance, I started to feel sad. I never saw my dad run. […]
Below is an excerpt from our one-of-a-kind Dads’ book, Dads in Action: Real Stories from the Bleeding Disorders Community. This book is free to all dads who sign up for our Dads in Action program. ___________________________________________________ I am 38 years old. I live with severe Hemophilia A, but I don’t suffer from it. I have […]
What is a father to do when he has grown up with an intense needle phobia and now discovers his first-born son has been diagnosed with severe hemophilia? Well, in the Mell home we got very creative. Our family has always made it a point to face our daily struggles as a complete unit, relying […]
On my husband’s Twitter profile, he describes himself as “Father, Entrepreneur, Righteous Dude, Caped Crusader Fighting the Evil Private Health Insurance Empire.” I’d testify those all true assessments of him. He’s a pretty good guy. I think most fathers in the bleeding disorders community are. They fight for justice for their kids just as hard […]
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