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Today is World Hemophilia Day. Please read my blog article to find out what that means. http://healthywealthytribe.com/world-hemophilia-day-2014/
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It's raining today. That is Mother Earth's way of cleansing herself. Embrace the rain, and have an amazing day! #InspirationByVFR
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Life can be tough... You do not need to take it sitting down! http://healthywealthytribe.com/every-thorn-has-its-rose/
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Do you know what tall poppy syndrome is? http://healthywealthytribe.com/tall-poppy-syndrome/
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T'ai Chi is a key to longevity, mental balance, and physical balance. http://healthywealthytribe.com/tai-chi-and-qigong/ 
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Are you interested in preventing ankle bleeds? Or, simply interested in knowing a bit more about your ankle and calf? Checkout today's article: http://healthywealthytribe.com/ankle-fitness/
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Today is my birthday... In lieu of presents, please vote to put an #HIV+ hemophiliac on Men's Health - http://www.mhguysearch.com/entry/37/

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We are going to put a hemophiliac on the cover of Men's Health magazine for the first time ever! Thank you very much for your support!!! You can vote once per day...
http://www.mhguysearch.com/entry/37/
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Isn't it about time that we put a hemophiliac on the cover of Men's Health? Please vote "Most Physically Fit" today. Thank you!
http://www.mhguysearch.com/entry/37/
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Brunswick, MD
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Washington, DC - Rockville, MD - Germantown, MD - Imperial Beach, CA
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Happily married. Daddy. I write books. Hemophiliac. Triathlete. CIO @Emergent360. One of the longest surviving HIV+ people in the universe. Good guy.
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I'm Vaughn Ripley. My memoir, Survivor: One Man's Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C was recently published. I've been writing all of my life. Born in Washington D.C. in 1967, and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area. Born a hemophiliac I've wrestled with Hepatitis C, which I recently beat after enduring a yearlong battle with medicine. I've also fought and continue to fight for more than twenty-four years in a battle with HIV and AIDS. I'm one of the longest living HIV+ people on the planet. My wife and I went through many hardships and tribulations to finally have two children via in vitro fertilization. I spent time racing motorcycles on the street and track. I excelled at rock climbing for more than seven years and attempted to climb Mount Rainier. I ran in and completed the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon, raising more than $3,500 for AIDS care giving and research. I'm a certified personal trainer and adamantly work out to stay healthy, fit and trim. Along with my adrenaline and fitness related hobbies, I'm also an avid guitarist with a thirst for musical theory. In my spare time I enjoys writing, playing the guitar, weight lifting, mountain biking, four wheeling, and dabbling in poker. I live with my wife Kristine, our daughter, Trinity and our son, Xander, in Brunswick, Maryland.
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