New Mexico girl raises money for children with Von Willebrand disease

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico girl with a challenging medical condition took steps to help other kids like her Saturday.

Rhea Holliday has Von Willebrand disease which is a bleeding disorder.

Rhea’s goal Saturday was to raise $4,000 by walking a mile for the Sangre de Oro Foundation which helps kids with disorders like hers.

Her condition requires her to get daily blood infusions.

She knows what a painful and stressful procedure it can be so she is giving the money she raised to help send kids to a summer camp.

“The camp is for kids that have blood disorders and they do a lot of activities for the kids to have more fun,” Holliday said.

Saturday Rhea was able to raise a total of $45,000 during the walk. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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