Bleeder and a Buddy Weekend Retreat is a time for teens ages 13 – 19 with bleeding disorders, and one of their non-affected friends, to get together at a nearby camp setting in Michigan. Both teens learn more about bleeding disorders, and how to assist someone else who might need emergency support in a critical medical situation. Learning new leadership skills is also a focus of this weekend as well as establishing social connections with other teens.

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Teen Retreat

Every spring, teens with bleeding disorders join a group of HFM staff and counselors for a weekend away from home where they focus on communication and leadership skills. Over the course of the weekend, teens ages 13-19 living with bleeding disorders participate in fun activities designed to help build trust, mutual respect, openness, and teamwork skills. Some activities have included high ropes courses, laser tag games, food preparation, and many more!

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HFM has implemented a Mentoring/Tutoring program for a small group of school-aged children with bleeding disorders living in Detroit through a partnership with the Detroit Children’s Hospital. The Mentoring program is designed to support the youth socially, academically, and physically. During the academic school year, kids have been meeting weekly with adult mentors who are also living with bleeding disorders. Every week, the students are transported from their homes to eat dinner, exercise, and then work with a mentor to complete homework or academic studies. Once every couple months, the kids are invited to attend special weekend outings (such as laser tag and go-karts) in order to foster positive mentoring relationships.

For more information about the program, please contact Torey Allen at or 734-961-3510

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