The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan (HFM) strives to improve the quality of life for all people affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related complications.
HFM was founded in 1956 as an all-volunteer chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, and in 1969, started the first-ever summer camp for children with bleeding disorders, now called Camp Bold Eagle. Our camp mission, which carries over to all our youth programming, is to educate and empower children, teens, and young adults with bleeding disorders to live a life of freedom and independence.
In addition to traditional camp activities, we pride ourselves on offering a can-do experience at camp. Adult leaders, often impacted by bleeding disorders themselves, together with compassionate medical care providers, come together to provide safe, yet challenging experiences for our campers. By learning how to manager their disorders, campers are able to take “Eagle Steps” toward possibilities rather than limitations.
HFM’s camping programs have now grown to seven weeks of camp each summer in order to provide the magic of camp to more than 200 children and adults with bleeding disorders.
MEET THE HFM STAFF
Susan Fenters Lerch
Executive Director // firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Director/Youth Services Manager // email@example.com
Educational Services Manager/ Associate Camp Director // firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony is the Educational Services Manager / Associate Camp Director for the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. Anthony oversees the Swims Detroit program and supports the Camp Director in managing camping programs throughout the year. With a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Rochester College, Anthony also supports our communications team. Anthony has volunteered with HFM since 2001 and won the volunteer of the year award in 2006-2007. Anthony lives in Dearborn with his wife and two beautiful daughters.
Amy Hepper, MD
Sarah Smith, MPA, BSN, RN
Camp Health Officer // email@example.com
Sarah is the Camp Health Officer for HFM’s camping programs. Sarah has a public health nursing background and has attended both Camp Bold Eagle and Eagle Outpost as a volunteer nurse for four years and counting. Sarah has four children several of whom have participated as campers at Camp Bold Eagle in the past. Sarah looks forward to collaborating closely with Diana Mathis, who has led the Health Center at camp since the early 2000s. Together they will work to ensure that the efforts of all the healthcare professionals involved in the camping programs create the safest, healthiest, and most educational environment possible.
The following HTCs partner with HFM in providing health care to our campers