Sunday, October 26, 2014

Supporting a Good Cause




Yesterday I ran a 5k race around Greenlake in Seattle to help support the Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington. I was moved by the growing group to help support this foundation and wanted to share with you what it means to have a bleeding disorder. This may never affect you or anyone you know but it is important to know that people are living with this serious condition.  

bleeding disorder is a condition that affects the way your blood normally clots. When you get injured, your blood normally begins to clot to prevent a massive loss of blood. Sometimes the mechanism that causes the blood to clot fails, resulting in rapid or prolonged bleeding.-healthline.com
As you can imagine this is a condition that affects the way you live your life. I have gone to several events put on by BDFW and have heard many stories from mothers who have children born with a bleeding disorder. Some of these kids grow up not being able to participate in normal activities such as sports for the fear that they might break a leg which  could result in a life threatening injury.
This foundation really has made a difference in so many lives. For more information and how you can help visit http://bdfwa.org



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