January 2014
Greetings!
Laurie Kelley
Founder and President

Welcome to OneVoice! 

We are off to an exciting 2014! Thanks to all who came forward to help us surpass our goal of 1100 sponsored beneficiaries through the "I Saved I Life" campaign. We are delighted that 1110 children and their families' lives have been made better through your generosity!
 
We are especially grateful to our industry leaders who came forward to support the campaign. Former board member and long-term supporter Patrick Schmidt, CEO of FFF Enterprises, surprised us with a commitment to sponsor an additional 19 beneficiaries. His new total of 107 beneficiaries re-establishes his position as our top sponsor. An additional welcome surprise is new sponsor George Scangos, CEO of Biogen Idec, who is sponsoring 18 beneficiaries. 
 
Again, whether one sponsors 100 beneficiaries or only 1, each sponsor makes a huge difference in the lives they help. That includes you!
  
We are looking forward to the year ahead: growing our sponsorship program, awarding more scholarships, helping more camps and adding a micro-enterprise grant program. 
 
With thanks to all our sponsors, donors and program partners for making it possible. 
 
Best wishes,   
 
Laurie Kelley and the team at Save One Life 
 
Trinath Sahoo (left) and his family in Bhubaneswar, India. His brother, Madhab (right) is waiting for a sponsor






Who We Help
 
Your boys have severe hemophilia. Your daughter is a carrier, which makes marriage prospects slim. Your home is in desperate disrepair and you earn less than $2 a day. 
 
These are the family situations Save One Life is committed to helping through sponsorships, scholarships, micro-enterprise grants and our camp fund. 
 
Your help in reaching out to others to join our Save One Life family of sponsors and donors is critical to our success! Thank you for forwarding OneVoice to colleagues, family and friends. Together we will save lives--one at a time!
 

What It's All About!

President Laurie Kelley recently received this warm letter from a former beneficiary:

 

Dear Laurie:

 

I would like to share my thoughts, however this letter can't fully express my feelings for what you have done for people with hemophilia and especially me. I was one of the fortunate persons who received help from Save One Life, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this. Special thanks also from my parents.

 

I remember the day when you visited my home. It was indeed a proud moment for me. We were really impressed with your presence. I hope you will definitely come again.

 

Special thanks to my sponsor, Rich Gaton, whose whole-hearted support changed my life. Today I am professionally well equipped to support my family. Currently I am working with India's leading private bank as a sales manager in a loan department. I am very happy now in both my personal and professional life.

 

Please continue to provide such help to other deserving hemophilic patients, where it can make a difference in their lives. I urge you to sponsor more patients in the future. I am also motivated to help more patients and will promise to provide all possible help from my side.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yatish Pathali and family

Mumbai, India

 

Yatish with his mother and father.

 

Scholarships Making a Difference

With support from the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation, Save One Life granted a scholarship to Vyankatesh Parliker, age 24, to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in Mumbai, India. Laurie Kelley took this video of him during her fall 2013 visit. 

Vyankatesh
 Vyankatesh says "Thank you!" to Save One Life

Acknowledging Dedicated Board Members

Save One Life is fortunate to have a dynamic group of individuals serving on our board. At our recent annual meeting these members concluded their terms. We take this opportunity to thank them for their service!  
 
James Ellard, CEO, New England BioLabs
    2007 - 2013
Kapil Saxena, MD, formerly of Boston Children's Hospital
   2010 - 2013
Jessica Swann, Director of Marketing and Community Relations,          Biogen Idec Hemophilia
    2010 - 2013
Bonnie Jean Perkins, Senior Manager, MS Portfolio Marketing  

   Genzyme, A Sanofi Company

   2011 - 2013

Dutta Satadip, Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Operations,

   Google, Inc.

   2011 - 2013

 

We also welcome new board member Carl Trenz, Product Manager, Coagulation, Octapharma.

 

Would you like to join our board? We are seeking energetic, committed individuals to help us grow! 

 

To learn more, contact Ujjwal Bhattarai by clicking here.

 
New Sponsors
We warmly welcome these new sponsors:

Amy Board
Susanne Brandl
Carole Guthrie
Mary Harriett
Peter Kouides, MD
Ryan Pascua
DeeDee Poule
Eric Reider
George Scangos
Sana Siddiqui
Springfield MA Firefighters
Springfield Fire Privates Club


We thank these current sponsors who took additional beneficiaries:
 
Hugo Estrada
Emily Haarde
Dana Kuhn
Erik Melde
Stephanie Miller
Flemming and Maria Nielsen
Patrick Schmidt
_________________________

Debra Aronson renewed her 2014 sponsorship in honor of Richard Gaton and Edward Stiefel of BDI Pharma.
Letters
I have offered to sponsor Deepak Das, your young man from Bhubaneswar, India who needed the amputation. Thank goodness he miraculously made it through his emergency surgery. I just felt Deepak calling my name and I'm happy to help. 
 
Now I sponsor two special young hemophilic amputees!
 
My son Jason and his wife Becky have also sponsored another young man from  their favorite country, Nepal. And Jeremy Short, our pharmacist, is now a sponsor. We're planning to do a Save One Life wall at our office.
 
I want to encourage everyone in and outside of the "Reliance Family" to open their hearts and become a sponsor. 

We LOVE your work!

Laura Gravina
President and Owner
Reliance Factor of America

Coming Up in 2014!
Denali Quest
 
 
Save One Life board member Chris Bombardier will be the first person with hemophilia to attempt "Denali," the highest peak in North America, in June 2014.  This will be the fourth peak in Chris's quest to climb the "Seven Summits," the highest mountain on each continent, to raise funds for Save One Life! 
 
We thank these corporate sponsors for pledging 2014 support for the Denali Quest:
 
Gold Sponsor  
 
Friend 
 
Wheels for the World:
Big Wheels 
Keep On Turnin'
 
 
Once again, Barry Haarde is going to ride across the USA to raise funds for Save One Life! In April Barry rides from Costa Mesa, CA to Savannah, GA, covering 2,904 miles. 
 
We thank these corporate sponsors:
 
Gold Sponsor



 
Silver Sponsor
 
 
 
 
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Martha Hopewell
Executive Director
martha@saveonelife.net

Tricia Sico
Sponsorship Manager
tricia@saveonelife.net

Nancy Morrison
Bookkeeper and
Administrative Assistant
nancy@saveonelife.net

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