May 2013 
Greetings!

Welcome to our first bi-monthly online issue of OneVoice! We hope that you will enjoy this new format to keep you connected to the world of Save One Life. 
 
Our work is made possible in part by our generous Platinum core services sponsor FFF Enterprises and Gold core services sponsors Octapharma, ASD Healthcare and LA Kelley Communications. 
 
Most importantly, we salute all who support a child or adult with a bleeding disorder so they can have a better life. Thank you!
 
The Team at Save One Life
In This Issue
Barry Haarde on the road again for Save One Life
Wheels for the World 2013 
Fast and Furious!

Barry Haarde is speeding his way across the USA to raise funds for Save One Life! Starting in Costa Mesa, California on Sunday, April 20, Barry will ride an average of 110 miles a day across 15 states and finish in Amesbury, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 23.
You can follow his ride on Facebook:
Wheels for the World with Barry Haarde. 

Barry's fundraising goal is $35,000. Click here to make a donation.
 

 Wheels for the World Gold sponsor
Our Spring Celebration venue on Boston Harbor.  We look forward to welcoming you!
Spring Celebration!

Save One Life will celebrate its 12th year on Thursday, May 23, at The Exchange Conference Center on the historic Boston Fish Pier, 6pm-9pm. Join us as we present our 2013 Inspiration Award to Chris Bombardier, the first person with hemophilia to climb Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. We will also welcome Barry Haarde, who'll be culminating his 3,456-mile ride across America on the very same day! Click here to buy your tickets.
 
 

Megan Adediron interviews with 
Voice of America 
Welcome Nigeria
 
Nigeria has become Save One Life's 11th program country! In February executive director Martha Hopewell traveled to Kaduna, Nigeria to meet Megan Adediron, founder and president of the Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria (HFN). A mother of two hemophilic sons, Megan is working diligently to raise awareness throughout the country, where there are an estimated 20,000 people with hemophilia. To learn more about HFN, click here

Laure Kelley meets former beneficiary Fynn Machona in Zambia.
A Trip to Zimbabwe and Zambia
 
Save One Life founder Laurie Kelley
made her fourth trip to southern Africa in December 2012 to visit beneficiaries in Zimbabwe and become the first international visitor from the hemophilia community to Zambia.  You can read about her adventures and observations on living with hemophilia in this part of the world on her  blog.
 
One of Ashiq K.P.'s paintings sent to sponsor Laura Gravina
Caring Sponsors
 

Laura Gravina is the founder of Reliance Factor of America and sponsor of  Mohammed Ashiq K. P. Appengattuvalappil, a 19-year-old from Kerala, India. Ashiq's favorite subject is science, but he also loves to draw. After sending an email to Ashiq, Laura was delighted to receive a warm response (see right), including photos of his paintings. 

 

 "After connecting with Ashiq, I found myself wanting to help more, and thought involving my grown children would be a wonderful way to do so," Laura wrote. "My son, Jason Blyth, and his wife Becky chose Atit Kahtri from Nepal, as they had just visited Nepal during a 16-month travel adventure. 

 

"My daughter, Jessica Blyth, chose Kirby Tinoy from the Philippines--the amputation of his leg being the driving factor. We quickly learned Kirby was in the hospital, and not doing well at all. We connected with Save One Life's partner Father Donald Kill, who gave us updates during that trying time. 

 

Kirby with his new crutches and walker.

"When we learned Kirby might need to have more of his leg amputated,  we asked Father Don to find out what Kirby would like while in the hospital. We thought a game or something fun, but to our surprise we learned he wanted a new walker and crutches. With Father Don's help  we were able to fulfill Kirby's wish. Father Don wrote to us: 

 

'I took Kirby with me to buy the new items. He picked them out and is very happy to have them. You will notice that he looks thin. He lost a lot of weight in the hospital because he couldn't eat--he reacted to some meds that were necessary to save his life, and he was depressed by his situation. It was your kind words, prayers and support that brought him through the ordeal.'

 

"It is our dream/desire to travel together to the three countries and meet these three lovely young men in person someday."  

 

New Sponsors
We warmly welcome these new sponsors since January: 

Debra Aronson
Jim and Allie Boutin
Kathy Busch
Patsy Carman
Courtney Chase
Ros Dawson
Jucinda Fenn-Hodson
Kyme Groller
Lana Hannaman
Rachel Hansard
Nancy Heckel
Fraustina Hsu
Jean Hubner
Lovee Johnson-Lundy
David and Shari Luckey
Aaron and Amy Martin
Matrix Health Group
Jennifer Miller
Molly Moran
Kathleen Murphy
Carri Nease
Patricia Nelson
Kristina Olson
Michele Piotrowski
Tammy Planert
Brenda Santa Cruz
Sabinbabu Sankarankutty
Therese Senger
Melissa Silwinski
Amanda Smith
Jessica Steed
David and Alice Summers
Cindy Talbot
Angela Tom
Letters
I am very thankful that I was able to receive my teaching degree despite my hemophilia. I thank God for sending special people to help me stand and pursue my life, including Father Donald Kill, Laurie Kelley and my sponsor at Save One Life. I am now a successful person with hemophilia in the Philippines. 
 
Joseph Maquiling 
Dumaguete, Philippines 



I am happy to receive a scholarship from Save One Life. I am so obliged to the Hemophilia Society Mumbai (Chapter) and Save One Life. 
I assure you that I will do my best in my field to be worthy of the scholarship. My studies are going well. I passed my second year exam toward my Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery. I had some bleeding episodes during the period but now I am absolutely fine! 

Vyankatesh Parlikar
Mumbai, India


Thank you for your kind support and mail. I am studying science, and I am very much interested in electronics, drawing and painting. Last year I was in the school competition for science exhibitions. My father is a small businessman selling firewood. My mother is a housewife; she is with me always with love and affection. My younger sister is studying for her 6th standard and my brother is studying for his second standard.

 

I love your letter! Now I have a mother in the USA. 


Ashiq K.P
Kunnamkulam, India


We are reminded of how lucky we are here in Michigan with our insurance every time we receive a $15,000 shipment of factor supplies, which in turn makes us more than happy to sponsor a child through this program.  Thank you for what you do!   

Erin Kilts
Saginaw, Michigan
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In Memoriam
 
We sadly announce the passing of five beneficiaries since our last publication of OneVoice in the fall of 2012. Our prayers are with their families, friends and hemophilia communities:
 
Eugene M. delaCruz, 24,  from Malabon City, Philippines from an iliopsoas bleed on November 14
 
Muhammad Suban, 7 months,  from Rawalpindi, Pakistan on November 22
 
Gary Exconde, 32, from Pasay City, Philippines from an internal bleed on January 3
 
Ajay Giri, 20, from Kathmandu, Nepal from internal bleeding after a motorcycle accident on January 11
 
Nicolas Berina, 9, from Muntinlupa, Philippines from a head bleed on April 3

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