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Concord boy fights for hemophilia awareness


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On March 31, Sen. Chuck Morse presented a proclamation (signed by Gov. Chris Sununu) to New Hampshire residents with disorders and health care providers from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center that officially declared March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness New Hampshire. This is the first time this has ever happened. Eight-year-old Tucker Sharpe, Concord resident who has hemophilia, received the proclamation on behalf of the New England Hemophilia Association. During the event at the State House, Morse’s shared a moving story about his own personal connection to the bleeding disorders community; his good friend had hemophilia.
   Since 2011, Tucker and his family rally their friends and family together to participate in the Annual NEHA Walk (located in the Boston area). The Sharpe family has raised over $20,000 for the organization. On June 10, Tucker will once again be Walking in Dedham, Mass., to raise $3,000 for NEHA.