Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bleeds, Bleeders and Beards...oh my!

Have you noticed how hairy it's become lately?! I know I have!! Especially in my house. A few months back...actually, September 1st my mildly hairy husband shaved it all off. He was as smooth as a baby's butt. 

Look at that baby smoothness! 
So, what's the big deal? Well...fellow Hemo friend and Dad, John Bruno, came up with a plan...a movement if you will...
And thanks to fellow Hemo brother, Jay D. Bishop for the awesome design!!

It's all rather hairy if you ask me!! But what better way to raise awareness for Hemophilia OR any bleeding disorder than growing a beard. I know my hubby has been getting a lot of attention with his Grizzly Adams look. To which he happily replies "I'm growing my beard to raise awareness for my son's bleeding disorder, hemophilia". Oh...did I mention they are growing their beards for six months? Just in time for Hemophilia Awareness Month! You can check out the website HERE. The goal is not only to raise awareness but to raise funds for your bleeding disorder charity of choice. We are choosing our local chapter, the TriState Bleeding Disorder Foundation. Our local chapter has been wonderful not only to us but to all the families and individuals in our area. We would love to give back to them as much as they give to us through Educational Days and conferences, outreach events, hemophilia camp and support groups. If you feel so inclined we would love for you to sponsor Joe's beard!! While I'm setting up a fundraising page you can send your tax deductible donation to Just let them know you are supporting the bleeding community AND some hairy bearded dude named Joe. 
Here's Captain Jackson growing his beard. 

Joe's 9 week picture!! Can you say Grizzly?!