Why This Mom Chose “Bleeder Moms” Over Blood Relatives for Inspiration

I’ve had one hellofa tough day, but stopped abruptly with an attitude shift to feel inspired after reading an uplifting article which I know will inspire tons of moms in the hemophilia community world.

So I am dedicating this article to YOU, the “bleeder moms” because I think you will absolutely understand. And if you haven’t read the inspirational article I’m referring to, you can do so here.

A married mother of two children, one a son about four years old who has hemophilia, the blogger has her hands full, trying to stay on top of her busy life while taking care of her children. She’s got it tough and yet, she represents so many, many women who are out there, doing the same thing. Women struggle trying to “do it all” and “have it all” – often they don’t take care of themselves. They’re too busy going in so many different directions – trying to nurture their marriages, careers, working inside the home, their own health, their children, their spiritual lives—if they get the chance.

So it only makes it tougher when you’ve got a child who’s living with a serious chronic illness like hemophilia.

These days, it can be treated and managed well, but young “littles,” as I affectionately call kids, have it hard because they don’t understand why they can’t run and play like the rest of their siblings and friends.

So here is this wonderful mom who, when she goes through an overwhelming bout of sadness and frustration with her life, decides to reach out to her friends on social media to connect. She chooses other bleeder moms over family members because she knows her community gets it. They understand.

To me, that’s family! That’s courage! That’s one smart woman!


Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone has a BA in psychology and is dedicated to improving the lives of others living with chronic illnesses.

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