We are excited to recognize Temesha Pollock as our VHF Volunteer of the Month for May 2019! A mom of two boys, ages 7 and 1, who have hemophilia B, the Pollocks have been involved with VHF less than a year since moving from Florida. They have enjoyed attending educational dinners, the Unite for Bleeding Disorders walk, the Red Tie Soiree, and the 2018 Family Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge. Temesha’s favorite event was the Great Wolf Lodge “because it gave my son the chance to meet and establish relationships with others dealing with hemophilia in such a fun atmosphere.”
Temesha’s family was recently granted a travel scholarship from VHF to be able to attend their first Hemophilia Federation of America Symposium in San Diego. “My family had an amazing time and we were excited to meet families and new lifelong friends. There was a class that was very helpful for our family about sending a child to camp since this will be the first year my son will attend. We learned a lot of tips and got real-live experiences from past campers.”
Temesha has gotten an amazing head start on her fundraising for the Unite Walk this year and has set a goal to raise $1,000! She is well on her way—her team has already raised over $500! Way to go!
“My inspiration for my walk team, The Pollock Boys, are my kids. I want them to know that although they have hemophilia, they have the biggest team of supporters! I have found that social media and text messaging have been my best avenues for fundraising. It is so quick and easy to send my fundraising link via text message or to make a post on my Facebook page highlighting the reasons why I walk. I choose to fundraise every year because I think it is important to give back to a community that has shown us that they are here for us.”