Dear HoG: Attending HoG Events
Horizons in Hemophilia, Winter 2006
My neighbor, Susan, has a son who has a bleeding disorder. Her son is seven years old and also has a bleeding disorder. My son is 14 years old. Susan tells me that her family was invited to Fall Family Camp but my family didn't receive an event flier. Why was my son not invited to the Fall Family Camp?
--I LOVE to attend HoG events
Dear Love to Attend:
HoG sponsors more than 30 clients events each year. The events are coordinated and intended for certain age groups and sometimes are gender specific. Children with bleeding disorders who are in the same age range will attend events together. There are events for children with a bleeding disorder (Camp Wannaklot), as well as events for entire families where the family member who has an inherited bleeding disorder may invite their immediate family members (events like Family Camp and Client Dinners) to the event.
To sum it up, all clients are NOT invited to ALL events. Event eligibility is based on the age of the family member who has the inherited bleeding disorder and is often gender specific and sometimes only the HoG client is invited (no parents or siblings can attend). You may call the Camp and Activities Coordinator at HoG any time you have questions about any client events offered by HoG. Thanks for the question!