Heaven received a beautiful angel, our daughter/sister Alyssa Lynn Bommarito January 9, 2020. She passed unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism. Since her passing I have been trying to understand how this could have happened to someone so young with so much life ahead of her.
I started searching for answers and was surprised to find out how many people lose their lives every year because of blood clots they don't even know they have.
Our family is committed to raising awareness so another family does not have to go through such a horrible loss like this.
Thank you so much if you choose to make a donation in honor of Alyssa, and thank you for your love and support.
Corey, Cyndi and Olivia
Here is some information from the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA). PLEASE SHARE AND BECOME AWARE.
More than 100,000 people die each year in the United States due to blood clots. This is more than AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined. And one in four deaths worldwide are the result of conditions caused by blood clots, making it a leading global cause of death and disability. Yet awareness remains extremely low. Studies show that fewer than one in four people have any recognition of blood clots or the signs and symptoms. That is why the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) exists. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is the leading patient advocacy organization in the United States focus singularly on building awareness and building community among people who are affect by blood clots or at increased risk for blood clots. NBCA is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke. NBCA accomplishes its mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals, and promote supportive public and private sector policy. NBCA’s leadership and staff combine the unique perspectives of healthcare providers, individuals who are personally affected by clotting disorders, and health education and policy experts who are passionate about this crucial public health challenge. Each member of our clotting disorders community is essential to the work that we do, makes us stronger as a group, and brings us one step closer to the realization of NBCA’s vision of a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly. Learn the and if any of these risk factors apply to you, speak with your doctor about your potential risks for blood clots.