Debbie Baugher is mother to 3 sons and proud grandmother to 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. The youngest grandchild Ray is how she became involved with the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation. “Before his birth in 2014, I had a limited knowledge of bleeding disorders. When he was born and diagnosed with a severe Factor VIII deficiency, the learning began. I read every article I could find about treatments and quality of life. As a family we all agreed we didn’t want Ray to let this become a hurdle for him, but rather something that was just part of what makes him who he is: a VERY active little guy who loves digging in the dirt, riding his bike and learning everything he can about this big world.”

Debbie currently serves as an event-day volunteer at several large VHF events throughout the year, and as an active committee member with the Scholarship Committee.

“I’m so grateful to the VA chapter for the support they have provided to our family. From soft sided helmets for an active little guy learning to crawl and walk to all of the educational dinners and meetings for families living with bleeding disorders here in Virginia. I feel it’s my privilege to give back to the community that gives so much to us.”

Debbie lives in Stanardsville, VA with her husband Wesley, and has been employed with CVS for 17 years in the Long-Term Care division.