Women’s Health & VTE Through the Eyes of Elite Athletes

Women’s Health & VTE Through the Eyes of Elite Athletes

May 15, 2023
7:00 pm

In recognition of Women’s Health Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, two elite athletes and a medical expert will join us to discuss how blood clots have affected their lives, their road to diagnosis, and how they became their own health advocates. All women are invited to join our discussion.

Tatyana McFadden is a 16x World Champion and 20x Paralympic Medalist in Track and Field. She was born with spina bifida and is paralyzed below the waist. At 15, she was the youngest athlete on the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field team. Tatyana was diagnosed with a blood clot and a clotting disorder in 2017.

Katie Hoff is an 8x World Champion, 3x Olympic Medalist and 2x Olympic swimmer. She is also the first-ever ambassador for the National Blood Clot Alliance. Her swimming career was cut short when she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs in 2014.

Dr. Rachel Rosovsky is a hematologist and Director of Thrombosis Research at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School; and a co-author of NBCA’s CLUES Study: A Critical Look at Understanding the Emotional Suffering of Blood Clot Survivors.

Your host is Leslie Lake, Volunteer President of the National Blood Clot Alliance and a blood clot survivor.

Register now: https://bit.ly/maypep23

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