Monday, May 14, 2012

Wheels for the World!

Have you heard?  Barry Haarde is going to bike across America to raise money for Save One Life! Want to know what makes this even more amazing?  He has hemophilia A, hepatitis, and HIV and is going to ride his bike across America!  Talk about inspirational.

He is starting his ride in Astoria, Oregon and will ride across the northern part of our country and finish up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  That's 3,667 miles of pedaling!  The best part of this story is that Barry is taking this time off of work to help those in need with hemophilia. 

As many of you know, I am on the board for Save One Life and after my trips to Kenya, I have really realized the importance of Save One Life.  In most of the developing world hemophilia is unheard of.  Not because people don't have hemophilia in these places but because no one has even heard of it.  They just think people with hemophilia are sick.  In some places hemophilia can be diagnosed...if you are lucky enough to be around people that have heard of it but treatment will be non-existent or minimal.  When I finish my blog post on my latest Africa trip it will be full of examples of this.

Barry will be starting his bike ride June 17th so check out all the links below and donate if you possibly can!  Any amount helps a ton and will go towards helping those with hemophilia in need!

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