Matthew LaBolle of Marlboro, New Jersey, is the 2007 Kevin Child Scholarship award winner. The scholarship is named for Kevin Child, who died of AIDS in 1989, shortly before graduating from college. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease who is either currently enrolled in or planning to attend college.
LaBolle completed his freshman year at St. John’s University in New York with a 3.16 grade point average. He plans to major in business and communications, eventually pursuing a career in TV or radio broadcasting.
LaBolle is an active member of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s National Youth Leadership Institute. He served as a youth representative at the 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in 2006.
This summer LaBolle is working as a life guard and counselor at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. He is an EMT and volunteer with the Morganville, New Jersey, First Aid Squad. He has hemophilia A.
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