BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance
On February 3rd 2015, I was at work and began experiencing a “Charlie horse” in my right calf most of the day while at work. I didn’t think much about it at the time but when I was driving home, the pain was uncomfortable and intensified as I continued to drive. All of a sudden, I started to experience chest pain followed by numbness in my upper right arm. I made it home and my wife took me straight to the hospital. The hospital found that my INR levels were low and that I may have had a blood clot in my right leg that dispursed. I was taken back to the emergency room for the same symptoms within a week where they found a blood clot in my left leg. I saw a Hematologist and found that I have three Blood Clotting Disorders. After some time off from work, a few more visits to the emergency room, hematologist visits and even being diagnosed with Cellulitis, I was finally allowed to run again and slowly workout.
My mission is simple. I want to do what I can do to provide monetary donations to National Blood Clot Alliance and run for a gread cause. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organizationMy future, my family and the future of my 3 daughters rely on this research for a better way of living with Blood Clotting disorders. It is a privilege to run for Team Stop the Clot during the Nationwide Children's Hospital Marathon. I plan on making the best of it and impacting the lives of others during my experience.
“Make each day your masterpiece.” -Coach John Wooden
NBCA accomplishes its mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals, and promote supportive public and private sector policy.
On Average, 274 People Die Every Day from Blood Clots
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