I am running the 2018 Boston Marathon for the New England Hemophilia Association. I was born with a genetic heart defect, and was tested soon after birth for von Willebrands Disease (vWD) – a genetic bleeding disorder in which my blood is missing a key clotting protein. I have the disease along with my mother, Kerry Pires. I have two other siblings that do not have the disease. At a young age, I fell and fractured my leg, because of my bleeding disorder they rushed me by ambulance into the hospital and to surgery. I was in a body cast for three months and in a leg cast for two months. I had to learn how to walk again and they told me I would not be able to run. I persevered and in high school, I decided to try cross country and track. I was one of the top runners for Oliver Ames High School. I ran my first marathon in 2016, and in 2017 I was in the top corral of runners for the Boston Marathon. I am recent grad of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. I am currently in the MBA program at Bryant University. I reside in Easton, MA.
I am running the 2018 Boston Marathon for the New England Hemophilia Association to raise awareness and funding for more research for bleeding disorders that affect so many. Please help me by donating to this worthy cause. Thank you, Corey