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Cycling Across America to Support Save One Life!

This Sunday, June 17, cyclist Barry Haarde, age 46, who has severe hemophilia A, will start a coast-to-coast 3,667-mile bike ride to raise funds for Save One Life. The ride will start in Astoria, Oregon, and end in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he will arrive on August 6. This is the first time someone will […]

The Awesome Benefits of Taekwondo

My wife Patti and I have a 5 1/2 year old son who is very active and “all boy all of the time,” if you know what I mean!   We were looking for some type of sport that our son would love but one that would also teach him to focus his energy and to have […]

Gears for Good

The Gears for Good bike ride for HFA was held from September 15-17, 2011.  There were about a dozen people riding and boy, was this a tough ride, but a ride of a life time.  We started out in Washington DC and drove about two hours away to the beginning of the ride down the […]

Climbing High With Hemophilia

Dads, do you know what I think is one of the best fitness exercises to do with and teach to your kids…Rope Climbing.  We just built a climbing wall at our ranch, and it has been one of the best things for teaching my son, and others kids, to not only climb but to build […]

Spinning for Stronger Veins

Spinning for Stronger Veins                                                                             by Andy Matthews As a person living with hemophilia, I love anything to do with fitness and building great veins.  From the time I was a small boy I always wanted to be as strong as I could.  I have come across a great item that I think will really help build […]

Hunt of a Lifetime

  This summer was the best summer ever for my son Brandon.  Thanks to the organization  HUNT OF  A LIFETIME!  Brandon was able to go on truly a trip of a lifetime.  Hunt of a Lifetime is a non profit organization that was started by a woman named Tina Pattison.  There mission is to grant […]

Lessons on Prophylaxis

My name is Jonathan and I have severe Hemophilia A. I am 31 years old, married to the love of my life, have four kids, and I am a Financial Advisor. I have a real passion for the hemophilia community and am constantly looking for ways to give back. My wife and I started a […]

Get ready for the next play…..Baseball – A good Life Lesson

Fourteen year old Michael Schnitker is a boy on a mission, a boy with plenty of determination.  He is a boy who loves baseball, and doesn’t let his hemophilia keep him from playing the sport that he loves.   He does remember a time when he really wanted to play football, but soon learned that baseball […]

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Hemophilia

Below is our first blog post from a mother – we hope you enjoy this entry about Kyle – future second baseman of the Texas Rangers!   Baseball…As American as apple pie, right?  But, until recently, most hemophiliacs were discouraged from playing the sport, told the risk outweighed any possible benefits.  Well, tell that to […]

Hemophilia Fitness for the Brain!

We have started to talk a lot on sweetaffliction.com about how important it is to incorporate fitness into your daily life when living with hemophilia. Well just as important as it is to keep your body strong as a hemophiliac, it is just as important to keep your mind strong and healthy. Below is an […]