To help children deal with their bleeding disorder and their every day struggles to just be a kid.

My Nephews Story:
On September 21, 2002, my family was blessed with the birth of my nephew, Logan Michael Carty. Two days after his birth during a routine circumcision, Logan began bleeding for over 36 hours. The Doctors suspected a blood clotting disorder. The question that remained in my sister's and brother n law's mind was, Will our baby survive and live a normal, healthy life?
Logan was diagnosed with Hemophilia B, a rare, inherited disorder that doesnt allow his blood to clot when he has an injury. Hemophilia only affects approximately 14,000 males in the US. Treatment has improved dramtically over the years.
Today, Logan has an implanted port for his factor which makes his blood clot when he has an injury. He can run, jump, and climb like other children, but he does have restrictions on his activities to prevent injuries. Children with hemophilia still have to endure painful needling sticks in order to recieve medication. My sister and brother n law are hoping that one day there will be no more needle skicks...they are hoping for a cure.
Please take a look at the Nation Hemophilia Foundation website. They have a campaign "Time for a Cure", which donates to medical research for curing bleeding disorders. Any donation is much apprieciated!!

1. http://www.hemophilia.org

2. Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally.

3. Hemophilia A occurs in 1 in 5,000 live male births. Hemophilia B occurs in 1 in 10,000 live male births.