How ‘Haemophilia’ Educated Are You?

I booked it!

I’m doing a half marathon. It’s a great challenge for me and I really want to push myself hard to raise money for a cause close to the heart.

Haemophilia affects many people in the UK, including someone very close to me.

For those of you who aren’t sure what haemophilia is:

Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot. The symptoms of haemophilia can be mild to severe depending on the level of clotting factors you have, but most cases are classified as severe.

People with Haemophilia will bleed longer, bumps and bruises will be more severe and potentially last longer, and they can bleed internally more easily.

You won’t be able to tell someone who has it from anybody else from the outside.

Someone very close to me has a very rare case haemophilia, one of the few in the world. And yes sometimes it is a little scary to me – especially when you take one of your most loved to the royal hospital following an accident to find out they don’t really know what to do, what to give them, and how to stop the bleeding properly.

I am raising money for this cause as I believe more people should know about this condition – both professionals with regards to the rarer cases and the general public.

The Charity I am raising money for, for this cause is The Haemophilia Society:

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 (Their website is being updated but you can visit their twitter: @HaemoSocUK)

The Haemophilia Society is the only National and Independent charity for all people affected by bleeding disorders.

The charity aims to ensure that affected people and their families receive the best possible treatment, care and support.

So here’s the challenge – The Half Marathon. (No, I’m not crazy! Will be a great challenge)

June 14th (Got my fingers crossed for nice weather but not too hot!) – I will be running 13.1 miles at 3.30pm (please think of me/pray for me…) in the Summer Breeze Running Weekend.

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Sponsorship:

I have started my own Just Giving Page to raise money in sponsorships for running the half marathon. I have targeted myself for fundraising but really hoping to smash the target. All sponsors will be very much appreciated! Please do visit my page at http://www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Hutchinson.

Please, please help me educate the world and support this fantastic charity!

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