Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lots of Updates!

Hey all!  So I haven't posted in awhile because I haven't done anything to exciting physically lately but it was suggested to me that I should post everything going on in my life as a hemophiliac and not just the stories about athletic experiences, so here it goes. 

So many exciting things have happened in recent months, number one, joining the Save One Life board of directors!  I was asked by Laurie Kelley to join the board as the only person living with hemophilia and because of my experiences in Africa and my desire to keeping working with hemophiliacs in developing countries.  I am extremely excited for this opportunity to work with so many exciting and motivated people to hopefully help those in need!

With this opportunity came another opportunity to help Save One Life and my local hemophilia community.  With the help of Martha Hopewell and Bob Graham, a new leadership program called "Lead Up" is being started that will put our leadership group here in Colorado in charge of raising funds to sponsor a person with hemophilia through Save One Life.  The leadership group will have to come up with the fundraising idea and then execute their plan to achieve their goals.  We are just getting started and haven't had our first meeting yet but we will soon! I created a blog to follow our adventure so please check it out and keep checking in to see our progress!  http://leadupcolorado.blogspot.com/

Lastly,  Save One Life is trying to reach a goal of 1000 sponsors by the end of the year and are only 161 awayPlease check out the site www.saveonelife.net and look at all the hemophiliacs in need and help if you can.  For those that know me and all the activites and adventures I have been able to have, think about those that haven't been as fortunate.  Help them live a more normal and fulfilling life.

I will be posting a video about my trip to Africa and Kilimanjaro climb soon, hopefully so keep checking back!