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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 5 2012

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What is Stop The Bleeding!? It's a comedic webseries centered around a proactive hemophiliac determined to improve the lives of those in the bleeding disorder community through an endless series of ill-conceived & poorly executed endeavors.  He's well-intended and incredibly ambitious...if only he knew what he was doing.  Think: Michael Scott in The Office.  

What is hemophilia? Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that impairs the body's ability to clot when a blood vessel is broken.  It affects about 1:10,000 males (& can also be found in females).  Depending on severity, it can be life-threatening.  If you'd like to know more about the medical aspects of hemophilia, wikipedia is for you!

Why am I doing this?  My brother and I were born 2 1/2 years apart and with severe hemophilia.  In 2007, he died of an untreated bleed in his brain.  Upon autopsy we discovered that he did not have his medicine in him at the time of death. 

When I was young, I was extremely active.  A huge lover of basketball, I dreamed of one day being the first NBA coach to have never even played in high school.  This interest in athletics kept me in check medically.  I took care of myself so that I could play ball as often as possible.  My brother, different story.  He was not particularly active, and the traditional medically-oriented literature and outreach did not connect with him.  He didn't engage with the community & did not develop proactive habits.  In some ways, this cost him his life.  If the advocacy efforts of the time included creative & entertaining projects, perhaps it would've been the key to his engagement.  And who knows how many others.

We are living in the digital age, and I want to lead an effort to advocate via entertainment.  My goal is to promote community, generate conversations, and empower our community through humorous & entertaining online content.  I believe our niche & medically-sensitive community needs this.  That's the point of STOP THE BLEEDING.

Where can I learn more? For more on me, check out my website http://patrickjameslynch.com.  All of my contact information is there.  

For more on my co-producer & director Ryan Gielen, check out his website http://believelimited.com.  We'd love to hear from you!

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