About Hemophilia...

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. Persons with hemophilia are missing or have a low level of a protein needed for normal blood clotting. About 18,000 people in the United States are known to have hemophilia. Hemophilia usually only occurs in males, except for rare exceptions. A person with severe hemophilia means that they have less than one percent clotting factor in their system.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

Springtime is when Dwight's birthday arrives. Not only is March Hemophilia Awareness Month, but it is also when Dwight gets another year older. What fun!

This year along to celebrate his "advancing years", Dwight drives a beat-up 1990 Ford Ranger pickup, as his main vehicle for transportation- a gift from his brother-in-law, who decided that it wasn't worth the money involved to get it up to power to pass inspection in Nashville. Dwight loves old vehicles, especially when they sound like a bomb getting ready to explode. The picture doesn't do all the dents and falling parts justice. You'd have to see it in person to appreciate its "finer points".

The weekend of Dwight's birthday was a busy one with riding his motorcycle with a friend in the morning, celebrating his birthday in the early afternoon, and then getting the truck loaded for an overnight camping trip.

Here Dwight is all geared up and ready to head out into the woods with another friend. It was a beautiful weekend to go camping. That evening as he bedded down, Dwight could see a sky full of stars between the trees through his tent roof; a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.