Vaughn was diagnosed with mild hemophilia A at 18 months old. Growing up, his energetic and curious personality was a challenge because hemophilia limited his activities and left him feeling like he was “bubble-wrapped”. Hemophilia treatment was different when Vaughn was young and his treatments often took 8 hours a day at the hospital. As a teenager, he contracted HIV from contaminated products and was told he had less than 2 years to live. Although initially shaken by this news, Vaughn is not one to quit and now has his conditions under control. As an adult, Vaughn is passionate about staying fit through diet and exercise as well as sharing his story with the world. He also values a treatment that he can take with him as he lives his life.