Mellissa Heinz is a 21 year-old student and champion swimmer from St. Francis College in Pennsylvania with a zest for fitness and sports. What separates her from others is just some defect in her genes, limiting her clotting factor in her blood. Taking care of herself is more than just exercise, but its exercise and protection, prevention, and a little common sense.
" Living with a bleeding disorder has certainly not slowed me down, and I want to show others that it doesn't have to slow them down either", states Mellissa. Mellissa should know too, just finishing her college swim carreer this past spring as back to back division one Northeast Conference Swim champs! Since swimming is behind her, she now takes on a new challenge, starting with the 5 mile Broad Street ReRun, in Upper Gwynedd and Lansdale, on May 14th this year.
Consider joining Mellissa and over 1000 other runners by running this great event in support of those in the Delaware Valley who manage bleeding disorders day in and day out.
See http://www.broadstreetrerun.com/ for more information.
Robert Babb, PT, MBA