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Help Us Get to the Halfway Point!

We have reached 45% of our goal. We need $369 to reach 50%.

Put us over the halfway mark TODAY!

http://igg.me/at/coachingcolburn

Whoever makes the contribution that puts us over the halfway point, wins this premium piece of festival swag from the Collinsville Film Festival, where Coaching Colburn won BEST SHORT FILM:

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Be our HALFWAY HERO!

WHY A STORY LIKE COACHING COLBURN IS IMPORTANT

The brand new part of Coaching Colburn begins with this thought from James’s mother:

“When I first hear from a young parent whose child has been diagnosed with Fragile X, they want to know how there can be happiness in the future. I tell them what life is like for our family today.”

I know you will find hope and inspiration in this brand new version of Coaching Colburn, which gives you a sense of James’s life today.

Helping the Newly Diagnosed. Terrified, isolated parents of newly-diagnosed children are looking for information and want desperately to know what’s in store for them.

“Nothing prepares you for the highs and lows of FX, but your film showed me what a wonderful life [my son] can lead. In my darkest days when I worry about him, I now think of James and I know everything is going to be ok. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have given me hope and a goal to aim for.”

Awareness and Funding. Relatively few know what Fragile X is, including doctors. How can it receive optimal funding and scientific attention if no one’s heard of it? As a filmmaker, I’ve also done work involving another disease that I have seen progress from the shadow of anonymity into a red-hot field of research in just a few short years. It is possible!

Under Diagnosed. With up to 85% of Fragile X cases unidentified or misidentified, many families are struggling without the benefits that come with a medical diagnosis.

Wider Social Acceptance. Many either misunderstand Fragile X, or are afraid of it. They need a way to begin a conversation about Fragile X.

PLEASE help us spread the word about this much needed film by sharing our IndieGoGo link with your friends, families, colleagues, organizations, lists and social media contacts:

http://igg.me/at/coachingcolburn

Contact me any time at jbemiss@me.com. Thank you for your support.

Jeff Bemiss

Director, Coaching Colburn

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