THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.

We are not alone.

Though it often feels like we live in isolation, that is a false belief.

We are so much bigger than that. We are all parts of a series of interconnected communities. Families, companies, cities, organizations, projects, countries, teams, sister/brotherhoods… and even Facebook Forums.

We are not just fish in the ocean. We ARE the ocean.

OUR POWER

For the past few days this community, PERSPECTIVE: A FORUM FOR FILM, TV, AND MEDIA COMPOSERS, has been coming together to help a community of kids with an uber-obscure genetic disorder and their families to get together for a conference and go to Disneyland.

Think about the power of that. Most of the people on this Forum have never even met. Yet we are joining each other to specifically sponsor an entirely different community whom have never met each other, either, for the express purpose of bringing them together.

WE REALLY ARE ALL CONNECTED

And the good we do has massive ripples. And that good echoes back to us in ways we could never imagine.

Members of this Forum (most of whom I have never met) have reached out to the the Coffin-Siris Syndrome community in a major way. You have already donated $2,635!

And since I am matching funds donated by this group, that $2,635 has already doubled to $5,270. Because of this communities and others, this GoFundMe campaign has already raised $75,000 out of its $100,000 goal.

The matching fund offer continues until this Friday, January 26.

https://www.gofundme.com/css-conference-and-disneyland

Simply add the word PERSPECTIVE to the comments on your GoFundMe donation and I will submit a matching amount to anything donated by this Friday.

THE HEROES OF THIS COMMUNITY WHO HAVE HELP MEMBERS OF THE CSS COMMUNITY

Here are some of the heroes of our community who have been so generous with members of another:

Vili Robert Ollila, Martin St-Pierre, Christy Marshall, Chad Rehmann, Peter Roos, Dimitris Dodoras, Robert Folk, Stephen Letnes, Juliet Lyons Menon, Matt Bowen, Suad Lakišić Bushnaq, Scott McRae, TJ Lindgren, Dan Gieschen, Lindsay Jones, Robert J Sedky, Adrian Hernandez, Adonis Aletras, Cindy Jansen Gustafson, Tony Scott-Green, Fabrizio Mancinelli, Ghiya Rushidat, Shie Rozow, Bernard Duc, Brian Ralston, Lolita Ritmanis, Miriam Mayer, Angela Grant, Eric Goetz, Bruce Miller, Lili Haydn, John Kinsner, Megan Kingery, Peter Hackman, Steven Allen Fox, Adryan Russ, Angela C Parrish and Louis Robert King.