Before Delbert died, our famiy knew nothing about blood clots. We didn't know this would take our precious son away from us.
Delbert Hazeley was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa on October 22, 1986. He traveled to the United States in 2001, where he completed his high school education at John Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Bachelor of Science and Technology degree at Penn State University in 2008. He relcocated to Washington State where he graduated with a Master of Science in Information Management in 2013.
Until his death, he was Director of Strategy and Organizational Excellence at the University of Washington Police Department. Delbert was young, active, fun, loving and very charitable. He donated to a number of charities.
If only we knew that Delbert had a blood clot, or knew warning signs about this deadly issue, then maybe our Delbert would still be here with us. We want to bring awareness in an effort to save lives. We want to support the mission of the National Blood Clot Alliance.
Our family has partnered with the University of Washington, Seattle Police Department to do a 5k Walk in Delbert's memory. We don't want Delbert's death to be in vain. We love him and miss him terribly. Our lives have changed in so many ways without him. Our entire family, friends and everyone who came in contact with him, loved him. He had a beautiful soul and spirit. He helped everyone who needed him and was so positive about life. He is truly missed.
Please donate and create your fundraising page today to help spread the word. Join us on Saturday, November 24 at 12:30 pm at the University of Washington, Seattle Police Department Burke-Gilman Trail. The address is 3939 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105.