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Deadline Date for Applications- May 1, 2018
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the relentless efforts of Mr. Joe Caronna who provided the bleeding disorders community and local national Chapters education and communications, dedicated to meeting the emotional, informational and supportive needs of those living with bleeding disorders. Joe was the CEO and founder of Inalex Communications. The Company’s name was dedicated to his son who lives with hemophilia- Alex. Thus the name, “In-Alex”- Inalex. Inalex Communications was built around Building Communities with Hope, Information and Inspiration. Hemophilia of South Carolina will honor the relationship we had as a Chapter with Joe as he brought his Inalex Communication workshops to our community for many years. He was a man with a deep love and care for our community. He assisted, counseled, and touched the hearts and lives of thousands of individuals in the bleeding disorder community. His laughter, warmth and compassion will always be remembered. Joe, upon his passing, left behind a family and a young adult son, Alex .To honor Joe in the spirit of education and support, HSC will provide annually one young adult between the ages of 18-30 who has a diagnosis of hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorder condition and who is a Chapter member of HSC, a scholarship to attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Annual Meeting.
What is provided?
- Annual Meeting hotel room costs for three nights during the meeting; Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Travel grant up to $350.00 to attend the meeting
- Paid registration fee for meeting attendance
- Total cannot exceed $ 1,500.00
Who is eligible?
- Must be an active registered member of HSC
- Has to have a confirmed diagnosed bleeding disorder
- Must be available to travel alone or may bring a spouse, family member, or other at their own expense
- Must fill out in full the application form and provide the essay requirement
2017 Young Adults Head to Chicago for National Meeting
Hemophilia of South Carolina is proud to have awarded the 2017 Joe Caronna National Meeting Educational Memorial Scholarships to TWO young adults of the Chapter. The recipients will be attending the 69th Annual Meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The Chapter established this new educational scholarship in memorial of Joe Caronna, Founder and President of Inalex Communication. HSC was excited to award both Brent Maloy and Matthew Tucker with this national education opportunity. Congratulations to you both! Learn all you can, meet individuals throughout the nation and have fun!
~Hemophilia of South Carolina, 2017 Board of Directors.
Brent Maloy – “Treatment is always improving. Your health is your greatest asset and your most important responsibility. You are not alone in this journey. There is always help with HSC; they will answer any questions, guide you with any help you need, and give you the information of what you should know. They always make you feel like family. I believe there are exciting days ahead for treatment”. ~ Brent Maloy
Matthew Tucker – “The most important thing I have learned while living with a bleeding disorder is that you have to stay calm and live life. If you stop your life, then you will let your bleeding disorder run your life. Learn as much as you can about your disorder and lean upon your HTC and Chapter to help you with any questions you may have. I would like to assist the younger kids with hemophilia and bleeding disorders understand how to live full lives”. ~ Matthew Tucker
2016 Young Adults Head to Orlando for National Meeting
Hemophilia of South Carolina is proud to have awarded the Joe Caronna National Meeting Educational Memorial Scholarships to TWO young adults of the Chapter. The recipients will be attending the 68th Annual Meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The Chapter established this new educational scholarship in memorial of Joe Caronna, Founder and President of Inalex Communication. Sadly, Joe passed away last year. HSC was excited to award both Connor and Clayton with this national education opportunity.
“The hardest thing for me so far has been to transition from my parents handling everything with my hemophilia to me having to try and handle it myself. When I accomplish this goal, I would like to help with a transition program for young adults in our community. With help from other young adults in our community, we could show others how to better transition from things like college, work, relationships, marriage and children”. ~ Clayton Baird
“The most important thing I have learned while living with a bleeding disorder is you need a good support system. People need each other anyway, but having a chronic illness like this truly requires others assistance and input. I am thankful for all the people and resources that have helped my family and me through the years. I believe wholeheartedly in the mission and purpose of Hemophilia of South Carolina for this main reason; this organization aids folk like me living with the excessive bleeding, swelling, joint pain and unimaginable uncertainty of when something tragic could happen. No man or woman is an island in the world of bleeding disorders”. ~ Connor Graham