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Teens Making an Impact: Meet Ismael

When his mom was hurt, this teen with a bleeding disorder worked alongside her.



Going to summer camp made a big impression on Ismael Jaber, of Okemos, Michigan.

Jaber, who has a bleeding disorder, attends the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan’s Camp Outpost, where he’s a counselor in training. At camp, Jaber said he met a counselor who taught him to show leadership and step up to help others.

“I feel like Outpost is all about accomplishing your goals,” he said.

Jaber put leadership into action after his mother was injured and needed help with some of the physical work required to run a food truck business.  Learn more about Ismael in this video created to honor him at the National Hemophilia Foundation's 70th Annual Bleeding Disorders Conference.

Summer camps play an important role for kids and teens who have rare diseases. Find out more about the available opportunities.

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