Jonathan Hill talks about his graphic novel “Blood of the Paladin”, a semi-autobiographical story about a teenager with hemophilia A.

Hemophilia A is a genetic bleeding disorder due to missing or defective clotting protein, factor VIII. Symptoms are dependent on the level factor VIII present but in more severe cases, excessive bleeding can lead to severe pain, especially at joints, as well as a plethora of other problems.

To help others understand the joys and sorrows that come with having a chronic bleeding disorder, Jonathan wrote the graphic novel, Blood of the Paladin.

Blood of the Paladin explores how Jonathan learned to understand, accept, manage, and finally embrace his bleeding disorder. The story showcases the important role his family, friends, and doctors played as a person with a chronic condition and how he learned that he was his own best advocate.

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