Will is 16 and an Appalachian Trail Southbound Class of 2020 Thru-Hiker, day hiker/peak bagger and soon to be Eagle Scout who lives with severe hemophilia.
He hiked the SouthBound (SOBO) route of the Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2020 and raised over $27,000 for Save One Life!
Learn more about Will, in his own words, below.
"I’m hiking to raise money for Save One Life, choosing the 48 4,000 footers of NH because of their proximity to where I live (Portland, ME area), their beauty and just to keep busy and active. I first heard about the NH 48 from my time on the Appalachian Trail as well as hiking podcasts. Hiking the NH 48 4,000 footers will take me until approximately May.
I chose to hike for Save One Life because I have access to factor medication while most people with hemophilia in developing countries do not. As a result, many people prematurely die from their bleeding disorder. I am living a normal life (with factor prophylaxis). My hiking continues to be a great opportunity to spread awareness about hemophilia (and other bleeding disorders) as well as have a positive impact on people struggling with the same condition I do in developing countries.
My fundraising goal for the #NH48 is $4,800. Join me on my journey, give if you can."
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