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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Calling All B's—Be a Part of the Generation IX Project!!

Back in July, I blogged about a new adventure opportunity called the Generation IX Project. A mentorship program for teens and young adults with hemophilia B, this program kicked off in October with an adventure retreat outside of Portland, Oregon (my kind of fun!).

From the looks of it, the guys had a great time! Check out the video  from the weekend.  

The next program is scheduled for June 9–14, 2015, and the Coalition for Hemophilia B is now accepting applications. If you are between the ages of 14 and 30 and have hemophilia B, don't miss your chance to be part of this great experience! The program is proudly sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions.

Download the application for mentors or for teen participants for your age group and send it to Kim Phelan at at the Coalition for Hemophilia B to reserve your spot today.

More about the Generation IX Project

The Generation IX Project is an adventure education program created by the Coalition for Hemophilia B with the support of Emergent BioSolutions. Led by Pat "Big Dog" Torrey and his company, GutMonkey, this national mentoring program for young adults and teens with hemophilia B provides participants the opportunity to learn tangible mentoring skills through experiential learning in an unforgettable environment.

Check out what participants had to say about Generation IX:

“I really enjoyed being able to meet a group of complete strangers with hemophilia B, and at the end of the program feeling like I have known them for much longer than a week.”

“Even though we came from different places, we came together and supported strangers as if we knew them our entire lives.”

“The part that will stick with me is knowing to trust the people around me.”

For more information about the Generation IX Project, check out the Generation IX Project Facebook page.

To learn more about how Emergent BioSolutions is making a difference for people living with hemophilia B, register for updates at

This announcement was sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions.

Great Book I Just Read

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience [Kindle]

Laurence Gonzales

Perfect book to accompany those Gen IX adventurists! An expert in studying the field of survival, Gonzales examines through a variety of real-life tragedies, disasters and situations, why some people survive, the strategies they use and more importantly, how they continued their lives despite the PTSD and other after effects. How the brain is biologically altered after a trauma, and what successful survivors share in common by way of thinking, personality, life strategies. Four/five stars!

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