Hello, I am Emily Kichline. I was diagnosed with Glanzmann’s at 2 months old. I am a Pennsylvania native and currently live in Pomona, California while I am attending veterinary school. I live at home with my long term boyfriend, our two cats and our crazy bulldog. In my free time I enjoy hiking, eating, reading, and competing in rodeo with my horse. I am a member of the GRF board because the GRF has been a major source of support and motivation throughout my life. My mom was introduced to Helen Smith early on in my diagnosis and as a young child I was able to meet and befriend many people in this community that have had such a huge impact on who I am today. It is an honor to serve on this board and to serve the Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia community.