“My little boy has severe hemophilia A. He is very energetic and loves to run, jump and climb and with severe hemophilia that can cause some challenges with bleeding. He suffers with Target bleeds in both ankles from an early age of 3. I decided swimming would be the best option for him to burn some toddler energy but we don’t own a pool nor live near a public pool. Due to our financial situation it has been difficult to afford swim lessons or even getting him into a pool.
My husband was injured at work and was eventually laid off in 2017, he had been the provider for our family. Having no residual income made extra impossible. My local hemophilia chapter informed me about the Wingmen Foundation. Thanks to the support of the Wingman Foundation, he at 5 years old loves to swim and does so very well! He is able up safely exercise, build strength in his ankles and play all summer without the fear of further joint injury. He is also old enough to join the swim team and we’re thankful for the support received”