A Compassionate Champion
I first met Doc when he phoned the office to let us know he was doing a motorcycle Poker Run to bring much needed awareness to the community. We became fast friends and he continued to be very active on our behalf. Doc lobbied his Senators and House member on behalf of our HHT legislation in Congress.
When he thought they were not interested in signing our bill, he let them know it and went to the press! The legislative staffers quickly realized Doc was not going to leave quietly - he was going to fight for us!
Doc organized blood drives locally, and then regionally, and had several TV and radio interviews about the importance of HHT. He loved his family and was an outstanding husband, father and advocate for his cousin, Raymond, who had become quite ill due to HHT.
We awarded Doc with the Compassionate Champion Award at the Cure HHT National Patient and Family Conference in Orlando in 2012.
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