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Tips for Infusions in Crazy Places!


Chances are if you have hemophilia, and can self-infuse, you've had to do it in less than ideal surroundings. For someone like me, who is terrified of needles, infusing anywhere can be a challenge. So here are some tips I have learned over the years infusing on the sides of mountains, in the backs of vans, on a sail boat, and even in a moving car!

1) Infusions are infusions. No matter where you are, you are putting a needle in your vein. Most of us have done this thousands and thousands of times so that's the easy part. Read more »

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Training Tips

I haven't written many "advice" columns, but as I recover from my latest injury and start picking up on training for my Denali climb this next summer, I thought I would share some things I have learned over the years.

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Kenya 2013 Part 1

Jambo from Kenya! I have been having a hard time writing a blog post about my time here in Kenya. There are so many incredible stories, I hardly know where to begin. Overall, the lab that I have helped set up here is running amazingly well! They have been running bleeding disorder screening tests and factor assays on a consistent basis, but more importantly, accurately! They have been working hard to make sure all the results going to the physicians who are seeing these patients are the best possible. I am so proud of how far this has come in the few years we have been here. Read more »

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The Quest Continues!

I am excited to announce that the next mountain I will be climbing in my quest to climb the seven summits will be Denali (Mt. McKinley)! Located in Alaska, Denali is the highest mountain in North America standing 20,322ft above sea level. I have dreamed of climbing Denali for many years and my uncles stories of his climb years ago inspired me to start climbing in the first place. Denali is an extremely difficult mountain to climb but that is part of its appeal. This will be a huge test but one I am truly looking forward to. Read more »

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It's Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

I started this blog to document all of my adventures living with hemophilia for a couple of reasons. First, and selfishly, I wanted to have something to remember all of my cool trips. A way to recall my feelings, experiences, and thoughts while there. But I also wanted to show others with hemophilia that they can push their limits and experience this amazing world we live in. I choose to experience this world through physical endeavors, which might not be perfect for everyone, but it's important to remember this world can be experienced in thousands of different ways. Read more »

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