XXY Podcast

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Josh Stanhope is the father of Noah (age 3) who was diagnosed prenatally with Klinefelter syndrome (47 XXY). Josh talks about his journey of learning and understanding what a diagnosis of Klinefelter Syndrome meant.  Josh talks about how finding the community of Living with XXY helped ease their fears and better understand Klinefelter Syndrome. 

Alex Hyatt smiling while hiking in colorado

Alex is a 34-year-old man with Klinefelter Syndrome. Self-described ginger, with a bright smile, and infectious laugh. When he joined the Peace Corps, he was excited to be assigned to Rwanda, which is in East Africa. The experience wasn’t exactly what he was hoping for when he was struck by a series of mysterious, debilitating symptoms.

 Between the age of 16 and 17, he was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome.  Anthony is 20 years old, and 3 weeks out of post opp for gynecomastia surgery.  Anthony says “after every thunderstorm, there is a rainbow” and you have to keep on learning and enjoying life.

Mike Christoff’s behind the scenes interview from our first documentary series called “PERSISTENCE”. Mike talks about his life before his Klinefelter syndrome diagnosis and how it affected him afterward. He became the victim, and how it wasn’t until his failed marriage he learned to focus on the positive.

Chelsea Castonguay is a mother with a 3 year old son who has Klinefelter syndrome. Noah was diagnosed in utero after Chelsea felt like something was off around 13 weeks and requested a NIPT. Chelsea talks about how she was devastated learning her son would have Klinefelter syndrome.

Angela Plaisance is the wife of Charlie Plaisance who was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome while trying to build a family together. Angela talks about what it was like from a spouse’s perspective upon receiving the news about her husband’s diagnosis.

In 2015, Niall started researching to find out why he had smaller testicles. After investigation, Niall was certain he had Klinefelter syndrome. When reading about the possibility of infertility, he was gutted and stopped all research. In 2018 Niall’s girlfriend Isabel pushed him to go get tested.

Ryan Bregante and Greg Brimhall started talking shortly after Ryan made his first youtube video in 2017. After years of talking they were finally able to meet in person in October of 2020. After recording a podcast together a few episodes ago they both continued to chat.

Ryan now 31, learned about his Klinefelter syndrome diagnosis around the age of 10-12 years old.  His parents found out before he was born. Ryan and Leah met online and dated for 2 years before getting engaged and later married. Ryan is a successful welder by trade.

Gareth Landy was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome while trying to start a family with his wife who also has multiple sclerosis. After hitting a dead-end, Gareth remained positive. With the help of a sperm donor, his wife went thru 3 rounds of IVF before falling pregnant with twins.

Greg Brimhall found out at the age of 15 when his family decided to switch primary care doctors. After finding out his parents told him not to say anything about his condition.  Two years later, he ignored his parent’s suggestion and learned self-acceptance.  Greg on Instagram @titan_o_terrror

Brandon and his wife with his dogs smiling

Brandon age 36 found out about his diagnosis at the time of his engagement at 32 years old. He talks about how he just feels just like any other guy out there and how XXY has not held him back from living life.  Danae offers some insight from a spouse’s perspective.  

Dan Mooney was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome at the age of 19 when he had a hernia and his doctors noticed his testicle size was really small.  Dan talks about how testosterone has helped him with his mental health and being able to build muscle.

Carson talks about her son LJ and everything she had to do to get her son early intervention. Which would eventually lead to a Klinefelter syndrome/47 XXY diagnosis.  Carson started to notice her son’s gross motor skill delay at 4 months.

Michael Palumbo is an electroacoustic music improviser, teacher, and developer. He is building a VR-based music synthesizer and programming environment called “Mischmasch” going towards part of his PhD.

Brett Jones 24 years old and his mother talking about what it was like for Brett to get diagnosed in High School at 17 years old. April knew something was up when Brett was in the first grade.

Richard who was diagnosed at the age of 16 is now 71 years old. He started delivering newspapers as a teenager. With a degree in business he worked his way up to become a CFO.

Cresta is the mother of Cole who is 2 years old and was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome thru a NIPT. She decided to change her career  to become a genetic counselor.

Angela and David Heyde were faced with overwhelming emotions as their doctor knew nothing about Klinefelter syndrome. They went to google looking for answers.

Mike Christoff found out he had Klinefelter syndrome at 27 when he was trying to have kids with his first wife.  Mike has a BS in graphic design and works as a UX designer.

Marci Tatham, the mother of Jack (Age 2), talks about Jack’s early intervention and her family’s overall approach to raising their son with Klinefelter syndrome.

Matt Tatham, the father of Jack (age 2) shares his journey of fully accepting and embracing Jack’s unique personality & interests.  Matt embraces Jack’s Klinefelter syndrome.

Stefan was diagnosed with Mosaic Klinefelter syndrome in 1996 at 26 years old.  He has been a strong advocate. Here is his website.  We are glad to have him on the show.

All about nature, free play, and how it has helped Kat’s son Leo who is three years old and has XXY.   I began thinking over our journey and our introduction to Free Forest School.

Evan Flores got married to Sabrina in 2010. After 4 years of trying to have a family, they decided to go in for testing. Evan was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome

Geoff Kruck 42 years old, found out the hard way he had Klinefelter syndrome. When he got married to his wife, he didn’t have an overbearing desire to have children.

Richard and Rosalie Bregante share information on what it was like to raise their son who was born in 1985 when information for Klinefelter syndrome was very limited.

Andrew was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome at the age of 16 after waking up one morning saying his testicles were hurting. Several doctor visits later he found out why.

Ryan Bregante talks about growing up and going through grade school and middle school.   From bullying to believing in himself and self-advocating.

What high school like for Ryan Bregante and how he coped with bullying due to being a slow reader. Having an IEP and learning difficulties.

Kelsey was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome at 27 years old while trying to build a family. Kelsey talks about when doctors told him he would not be able to have kids

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