Meet the Cirelli Family
2019 Award of Distinction Honoree
The Award of Distinction is the highest honor given by the Chapter. It is given to those who have dedicated their lives to the bleeding disorders community.
The Cirelli Family’s Story:
Dino, Erin, John, and Nicholas Cirelli have spent over ten years making an impact in the bleeding disorders community. Dino is a controller for an aerospace manufacturer, Erin is a litigation attorney, John is a freshman in high school, and Nicholas is in the 6th grade.
The Cirelli Family became a part of the bleeding disorders community in 2007 when Nicholas was born and diagnosed with Severe Hemophilia A. After a trip to the operating room at one day old and a return to the hospital a week later for two blood transfusions, the Cirelli Family knew that they needed to learn all they could about hemophilia in order to keep Nicholas safe and to allow him to live an active life.
The Cirelli’s are receiving this Award of Distinction because they have helped the bleeding disorders community in many ways. They have successfully coordinated “Team Nicholas” for multiple Hemophilia Walks and have provided over $750,000 to advance medical research for the bleeding disorders community.
When not advocating on behalf of the bleeding disorders community, the Cirelli’s can be found cheering each other on at swim meets, baseball games, cross country meets, school plays, and debate team competitions.