Updated: Jul 28, 2020
As you might already know, we have exposed NHF and its chapters for receiving fraudulent Payroll Protection Program loans. We wanted to let you know that Patrick James Lynch's Believe Limited also received a PPP Loan on May 13, 2020. If you are not familiar with Believe Limited, this was the company that produced Chris Bombardier's Mount Everest documentary, Bombardier Blood. Patrick James Lynch is listed as the CEO of Believe Limited and has been active in the community for a long time. Multiple pharma companies as well has WHF, NHF and HFA sponsor his company, Believe Limited also runs a podcast called, BloodStream Podcast in which Amy Board appears as a Host. Amy Board was the Executive Director for the Colorado Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation who packed up and headed to LA to work for Patrick James Lynch and Believe Limited.
Believe Limited is heavily funded by pharma to essentially get in front of the bleeding disorders community. He is a screenshot of the companies that sponsor Believe Limited.
As you can see, Bayer is listed as a sponsor. If you don't already know, Bayer was a big player in the contaminated blood scandal in the 1980's.
We do not know the financial health of Believe Limited as they are a LLC and we can't see their financials. We are not sure why Patrick doesn't make Believe Limited a 501(c)(3) non-profit as making YouTube episodes and having a bleeding disorder podcast seems to be a social cause and provides benefit to the public under 501(c)(3) requirements. Believe Limited wouldn’t have to pay any tax on donations or any money from pharma sponsorships but hey not our business. We do see that Patrick is listed a President for a non-profit called Entertainment to Affect Change (E2AC) but that non-profit is not reporting significant income.
Believe Limited does have 14 staff profiles on its website. If Believe Limited has a staff like that, you can imagine the funding they receive. They did indicate that they have 16 employees on their PPP loan application, but the website only lists 14 employees. So, either their website isn't updated, or they have a couple of ghosts working for them.
What is it with hemophilia organizations and PPP Loans?