What better way to understand the symptoms and risks of a disorder than to put yourself in the shoes of someone suffering from it? On the surface, A Negative is a new adult romance about a young woman named Ashley. What Ashley doesn’t know in the story is that she’s suffering from a serious bleeding disorder—von Willebrand’s disease.
According to the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Ashley’s situation is one common to women who suffer from bleeding disorders but may go for years without having them diagnosed. The CHS worked with Wattpad writer L.D. Crichton to create A Negative with the goals of increasing awareness of inherited bleeding disorders and their symptoms.
To learn more about how these conditions can impact someone’s life, read A Negative.