True journalism is about service

By | Bleeding Disorders, Family, Featured, Hemophilia, Philippines, Project Share, Save One Life, Star, von Willebrand Disease | No Comments

Communication plays a very significant role in changing paradigms, especially in this digital age. In this speech, which I delivered at the Silliman University College of Mass Communication, I shared how I used my background in the field of communication to advocate for people with bleeding disorders.

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2012-03-19 17.18.11

My can-do-it hemo girl

By | Bleeding Disorders, Featured, Hemophilia, Philippines, von Willebrand Disease | No Comments

Don’t let anyone tell you what you cannot do. You can do it if you will. That is what I always tell my kids – including my now 13-year-old daughter Star, who was diagnosed with von Willebrand Disease (vWD) six years ago. VWD belongs to the group of bleeding disorders more known as hemophilia, where the person’s blood lacks the ability of clot.

Star is supposed to be a moderate “bleeder” but ever since she started having her monthly periods, I have second thoughts on the meaning of “moderate.” ….

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