The Haley Morris Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Haley's memory alive by bringing awareness to Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), scholarship opportunity, prevention, and education.
WHAT IS HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA (HHT)?
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (tuh-lan-jee-uk-TAY-zhuh) is a disorder that affects blood vessels. It can cause bleeding in the digestive tract, anemia, increased risk of stroke and other symptoms. In most cases, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis (HHT) isn't life-threatening and symptoms can be effectively managed.
With HHT, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, some of the networks of blood vessels that join arteries to veins (capillaries) aren't correctly formed. In small blood vessels, these abnormalities are called telangiectases. When they occur in larger vessels, they're called arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). People who have HHT may have both kinds of malformations.
HHT is genetic and can affect people at any age. Its severity can vary greatly from person to person, even within the same family.
This scholarship will be awarded to students that are enrolled in the school's Haley attended, St. Laurentius Elementary, John W. Hallahan High School, and West Chester University. Application requirements and deadlines to come at a later date.