Tammy was diagnosed with hemophilia A at the age of 5 when her father, who had hemophilia, noticed some familiar symptoms in her. At the time, there was little knowledge about hemophilia in girls, so her bruises and joint bleeds were not recognized as signs of a bleeding disorder. As an adult, Tammy was often told it was impossible for a woman to have hemophilia A—and when her son was born, this lack of awareness led to complications. Tammy made it her mission to promote awareness of hemophilia in women so others would not face roadblocks to treatment. Today, Tammy runs a non-profit for women with bleeding disorders. She also became a yoga therapist, with the intention of bringing yoga to the bleeding disorders community.
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