Maria is a real estate agent in her neighborhood of Tribeca where she has been a resident for over 16 years. She is also a freelance journalist specializing architecture and lifestyle under her trademark DowntownMom™. She is in the process in speaking with literary agents for the children's picture book about the urban landscape she wrote and illustrated with her daughter Julia.
Her whole childhood Maria has been told by doctors she would not live a long life and would never be a mother. This ignited her to live the best and healthiest life to make all the impossibilities possible. She continues to receive blood transfusions every 14 days.
Speaking at medical conferences Maria delivers positive messages to patients and parents to take an investment on your body with living a healthy lifestyle that includes a clean diet and exercise.
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation: The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is dedicated to serving people afflicted with various form of thalassemia, most notably the major form of this genetic blood disease, Cooley’s Anemia/thalassemia major. The mission of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is to increase life expectancy and enhance the quality of life for those impacted by thalassemia, a class of genetic blood disorders, most of which require regular blood transfusions and aggressive management of chronic iron overload, the predominant cause of early death We do so by funding medical research to advance treatment and curative approaches, by supporting and advising patients and their families and advocating on their behalf and by educating medical professionals and the general public.
Thalassaemia International Federation - TIF’s Mission: The promotion and implementation of national control programmes for the prevention and treatment of thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders in every affected country.”
TIF’s vision: “Equal access to quality health care for every patient with thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders across the world.”
The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) works in official relations with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), since 1996 and more specifically with the Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Department (CHP).
Thanks to all those who helped this project come to fruition.
Theordore Hayes - Fitness Coach
Melinda Katsiris - Real estate client - stagingandinteriors.com
Thatcher Hullerman Cook- photography
Tony Gill- Photography
Panos Englezos President of Thalassaemia International Federation
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
William Pedersen, FAIA, FAAR of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Cooley's Anemia Foundation
Life Without Boundaries was produced by Maria Hadjidemetriou and Dreamclay Pictures.
Executive Producer | Maria Hadjidemetriou
Executive Producer | David Matthew Walters
Writer | Maria Hadjidemetriou
Creative Consultant | Ishraq Zraikat
Director | David Matthew Walters | dmwfoto.com
Director of Photography | David Matthew Walters
Cinematographer | John Dumlau
Producer | DreamClay Pictures dreamclay.com
Production Assistant | Mike Smith
Post Production by DreamClay Pictures
Line Editor | Charles King Jr.
Sound Design | Nadar Pol
Music: E-Soundtrax "Piano Emotional"
Equipment Rental provided by | Scheimpflug Digital
Maria can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can connect with her at the following social media sites.
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