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YES Program: Young Families Empowerment and Support
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023
3:00pm Game
The Greenville Drive
Fluor Field

945 S. Main St
Greenville, SC 29601


Registration is required. RSVP online today. Limited space is available and additional information will come once the event is closed or seats are full. Tickets to the private double suites will be provided then.

Deadline date to register is: July 14, 2023

We hope to have you join us! 

Support Group Community Event
July 23

Please join us for our Back to School Event at the Greenville Drive! Watch the Greenville Drive face off against the Asheville Tourists in a double suite! A short back to school presentation will be provided by Takeda. Following the presentation, enjoy the game along with food, drinks and good company! This event is intended for the whole family. Travel gas cards are available for those families living a distance and who would like to come and enjoy a day at the park with BDASC and friends. This event is sponsored by a generous support groups grant from Takeda. All attendees must be present for the Back-To- School presentation which will be prior to the ballgame.

Navigating School with a Bleeding Disorder

Let us start back to school with an informational presentation to discuss learning how students, parents, family members, and school staff can work together to provide a positive environment for students with a bleeding disorders – from preschool through college, along with community engagement. This event is in partnership with Takeda and BDASC to help us prepare for the upcoming school season. 

Speaker: John Martinez, MEd, BSN, RN Community Education Specialist, Southeast, Takeda. John is bilingual so we invite our Spanish speaking members to enjoy the game and presentation.

John started his career in Biotech as a Bilingual Healthcare Educator supporting LSD and Hematology patients at Takeda where he was instrumental in the creation of strategic initiatives to empower patients to be their best advocates. John supported other roles throughout industry where he continued expanding his reach by gaining experience in other rare conditions as a Patient Engagement Liaison. John holds a Bachelor’s in Nursing and a Master’s in Educational Counseling Psychology, MEd from the University of Missouri.

Newly Diagnosed / Young Families’ Support Group
Intended for families with children 12 and younger
So… What Does YES Stand For

The YES Program helps newly diagnosed families connect to other members with younger children within the community who are confronted with some of the same situations learning the ins and outs of navigating life with a bleeding disorder. The program provides educational speakers, supportive services, and is always fun and informative set in a relaxing and inviting venue.

Share YOUR knowledge with others and learn from members how they have adjusted to life with a bleeding disorder in the family. Meet community members and make lasting relationships. Enjoy our events of fun and networking with your community. 

Resources for Parents

The Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina’s Young Families Empowerment and Support (YES) Program exists to provide a “Can Do” program and support group for families and their children ages 0-12 years who are affected by bleeding disorders. Often, parents may be told what their children can’t and will not be able to do many things. Our message is YES they can and will; with proper support, empowerment, education, advocacy, treatment, and access to care, families with young children with bleeding disorders can achieve positive outcomes and lives, lived to the fullest. Often too, parents naturally tell their children with bleeding disorders “no” for their health and safety. Our goal is to help families learn to manage their children’s bleeding disorders so it doesn’t define them. A peer support will begin to develop as parents share their wisdom and knowledge with other parents and provide strength and hope as they share experiences.