July 2013 
Greetings!

Welcome to OneVoice! We hope that you will enjoy staying connected to the world of Save One Life by reading the stories below.
 
We thank our 2013 Platinum sponsor FFF Enterprises and 2013 Gold sponsors ASD Healthcare, Octapharma and LA Kelley Communications for helping to make this a great year thus far!
 
This  summer we are raising $7,500 to send 75 children to hemophilia camp. If you would like to put a smile on a child's face, click  here to make a donation.
 
Thank you for all your support!  We wish you a safe and fun-filled summer! 
 
The Team at Save One Life
In This Issue
Our Spring Celebration venue 
Spring Celebration!

Save One Life celebrated its third annual spring event with 105 guests at The Exchange Conference Center, an elegant historic venue on Boston harbor. Guests represented the hemophilia community in full range--from pharmaceutical companies to specialty pharmacies, from patients to families.

Laurie Kelley opened the evening with a story about unexpectedly finding a shoe under her bedroom bureau while getting ready for the event.  Read more.

Chris on the summit of
Mt. Aconcagua holding a picture of
Brian from Zimbabwe 
Chris Bombardier, 
2013 Inspiration Award Winner
 

Save One Life board member Chris Bombardier is a man with a mission--to be the first person with hemophilia to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. In 2011 Chris conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341') in Kenya; this past winter he summited Mt. Aconcagua (22,841') in Argentina; and on July 10 he made it to the top of Mt. Elbrus (18,510') in Russia! 

  

Chris writes: "Because I've been so lucky in life, I want to give back in a way that others with my condition can't. I want to bring awareness to those less fortunate than I."

 

Save One Life presented Chris with its 2013 Inspiration Award at the Spring Celebration. Surely Chris is an emerging leader in the hemophilia community, demonstrating that no mountain is too high to overcome!

 Follow his adventures here

 
Save One Life display at
BDI Pharma
Richard Gaton, Edward Stiefel, Jr. and 
BDI Pharma,
2013 Sponsor of the Year 

Richard Gaton, President of BDI Pharma, met Laurie Kelley in 2008. A year later BDI Pharma was sponsoring its first 10 beneficiaries, adding 5 in 2010, and yet 5 more in 2011 for a total of 20. We appreciate BDI Pharma's enthusiasm for our mission, which is shared with employees, clients and visitors to the office with this very attractive display. 

 

Kunnamkulam Chapter, 2013
Usha Parthasarathy accepting award for Kunnamkulam Chapter
 
Program Partner of the Year
 

The Kunnamkulam Chapter of Hemophilia Federation (India) is 

located in the state of Kerala in southern India, and joined Save One Life in March of 2010. This very active chapter, with more than 350 registered patients, manages the Save One Life program for 50 beneficiaries. 

 

Our India Program Coordinator, Usha Parthasarathy, was present at the Spring Celebration to accept this award on behalf of the chapter. We also showed a video of Usha visiting the chapter , speaking with families and making a home visit.  

KunnamkulamVisit
Kunnamkulam  2013 Program Partner of the Year

 

 

Barry Haarde at the halfway point of his ride 
Wheels for the World 2013 
Fast and Furious!

Last year, 47-year-old cyclist Barry Haarde became the first person with hemophilia to bike across the USA. Starting in Ashland, Oregon, Barry cycled 3,667 miles through eleven states and Canada to arrive in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 50 days later. He dedicated each day of his ride to a person with hemophilia who lost his life to hepatitis or AIDS. This included Ryan White, the teenager who became the face of HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s when he was expelled from school.

This year? He did it again--3,456 miles in just 30 days!   
 
"Not only have I survived, I am still able to maintain the physical health and conditioning required to ride a bike across America. I can at least honor our lost and help those who still struggle by dedicating my ride to them."  Read more.
 

THANK YOU, Barry, for raising $37,600 for Save One Life. 
 

 Wheels for the World Gold sponsor

Michael Attivor surrounded by his family in Accra, Ghana 
Welcome Ghana
 
Congratulations to Ghana, which has become Save One Life's 12th program country! 
 
The Ghana Haemophilia Society (GHS) was founded in 2005 by Martin Boakye, father of a son with hemophilia. The organization has been growing slowly but steadily, with 50 registered patients. It is estimated that 3,000 people with bleeding disorders live in the country.  
 
To learn more go to Ghana Haemophilia Society 
 

Campers celebrating at Camp "Yes, I Can!" in the Dominican Republic
Send a Child to Hemophilia Camp!
 

Hemophilia camp is often the highlight of a young child's life. 

 

For a child living in a developing country, it may be the only time he receives donated factor to prevent bleeds, freeing him to enjoy the activities of childhood. 

 

Save One Life's "Smile on Summer" campaign is raising $7,500 by July 31 to help send 75 children to camp in the Dominican Republic and Romania.

 

Adriana Henderson, a program partner for Save One Life and founder of "Camp Ray of Hope" in Romania, writes:

 

"Camp is a week long and we invite about 40 kids from all over the country. It's free of charge, and we also provide free medicine and factor. It's a regular camp with activities like soccer, basketball, swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, a talent show and birthday parties. The kids are free to do everything that normal children do." 

 

Hemophilia camp is an opportunity to receive medical care, eat nutritious food, learn how to prevent and take better care of bleeds and discuss the psychosocial challenges of having a bleeding disorder. 

 

Above all, it's the chance to enjoy being with other children with hemophilia, and PLAY!! 

 

Please put a "smile on summer" for a deserving camper!  

 

Help us raise $7,500 by July 31. Make your donation here



Drawing by 
S. Hari Ramanan (age 8)


New Sponsors
We warmly welcome these new sponsors in April, May and June
  
Julie Baker
Patsy Carmen
Courtney Chase
Dean and Bronwyn Grant
Max Grant
Andrea Echavez
Jucinda Fenn-Hodson
Liliana Gomez
Lana Hannaman
Rachel Hansard
Anna Herrera
Kelly Hoots
Sonya Koo
Arwind Manohar
Aaron and Amy Martin
Matrix Health Group
Carri Nease
Christina Olson
Jennifer Paulk 
    and James Singer
Michele Piotrowski
Karensa Ransom
Jessica Ruiz
Sabinbabu Sankarankutty
Laval Sans
Nancy Squellati 
John Schulte
Cindy Talbot
Beau Ward
Sandra Williams
Becky Ybarra



Momina Zia of Pakistan 
was sponsored by the 
Squellati family in June

We thank these current sponsors who took additional beneficiaries:

Joerg Ahlgrimm
Joan Bates
Michael and Jean Caggiano
Laurie Kelley
Chris Lamb
Kristine Miller
Eileen Morrow
Kamalakar Peri
Patrick Schmidt
Carol Shaw
Janice Yorke

Five-Year Sponsors
We thank these dedicated sponsors who have supported beneficiaries for five years

Kari Atkinson
Peter and Laura Baay
Mike Bradley
Sudha Chandrasekharan
Tim and Emily Collins
Cheryl D'Ambrosio
Julian Desmond
Mariam Ejaz
Richard Ireland
Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Larry Guiheen
Neil Herson
Nancy Klersy
Chris Lamb
Robert and Barbara Maunus
Evalyn McDermott
Pete O'Malley
Jennefer Peterkin
Mark and Susan Phillips
Sriharsa Pradhan
Kim Ricchiuto
Richard and Jean Roberts
Dawn Rotellini
Jill Smith
Ellis Sulser


Letters 

I am so thankful to have you as the sponsor of my son. It's a treasure for me to have a sponsor like you who's very kind and has a big heart to help people. We always pray for your health and more blessings.Thank you very much, and I also thank Save One Life!


Annie Maranan
Mother of John Ronnel 
Manila, Philippines


John Ronnel Maranan

We are glad to inform you that two Save One Life beneficiaries, Rajiv Pandiya and Ram Prabhu, received very good marks in the recently declared 10th Standard results. We are very thankful for your support towards these unfortunate children. Your support has indeed encouraged them to do well in school. Thank you very much for your efforts!

 

Dr. R. Anburajan

Key Contact
Tirunelveli Chapter, India  

 

Rajiv Pandiya



Ram Prabhu
In Memoriam
We sadly announce the very recent passing of two beneficiaries:

Philip Lapad, age 20, of Cagayan de Oro, Phliippines of a gasro-intestinal bleed on June 28



Vipal Gajera, age 33 ,of Rajkot, India, of septicemia following a fracture and a brain bleed on June 24


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