This year was the first year building an annual report; it was extremely challenging and frustrating. We all experience hardships and mountains we think are impossible to climb. Despite the difficulties, I pushed on a belief that I could create what I had envisioned in my mind.
It took roughly two months to get organized, gather the information and photos to create this 24-page document using Microsoft Word for the first time since high school. Better late than never! I used the positive attributes of Klinefelter syndrome to help me relearn the program. If it weren’t for the hands-on, visual learner, learning by doing, never giving up, and self-acceptance, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Remember, we can do anything we put our minds to, especially if passion is involved.
At this crucial moment, one of the beautiful families in our community has generously provided the opportunity to expand our mission. They have pledged $30,000 as a Matching Gift Challenge to support Living With XXY’s vital role to continue bringing awareness to the most common chromosome condition in men.
Thanks to this Matching Gift Challenge, anyone who makes a new gift an additional one-time gift or increases their recurring donation will have their gift matched, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000.
We are honored to have this fantastic fundraising opportunity to build more resources and continue our mission. Your donations go to keeping our magical wheels moving forward. Our growing writing team works on biographies, blog posts, and projects. Website updates bring the latest information to people’s fingertips. This year we would like to bring on SEO (search engine optimization) to help us reach the first page of google website searches.
Each generation of individuals diagnosed has faced its own set of challenges and difficulties. We represent individuals, families, and friends from 40 different countries. With hard work and determination, our community has come a long way.
A clear and present vulnerability exists for Living With XXY: Each year, we face more babies wrongfully terminated, as NIPT (noninvasive prenatal testing) is becoming more readily available. Klinefelter syndrome is not a death sentence; we bring kindness, creativity, and empathy to a desperately needed world. With your help, please consider a donation to change the stigma.
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P.S Thanks to this fabulous Matching Gift Challenge, your donation today will go twice as far to change a life, save a life, and help more boys and men receive a diagnosis. What an extraordinary difference you and Living With XXY can make right now.