A couple in the Cincinnati area made a multi-million dollar donation to a local youth transgender health clinic.
Jessica and Chris Cicchinelli, the co-founders of the Living With Change Foundation, gave $2 million towards getting more resources for the Cincinnati children's transgender health clinic, according to WLWT. The Cicchinellis have a transgender daughter who has been treated at the clinic.
“The families need the access to this,” Chris said. “They need to be in a safe area. They need to be able to communicate with the doctors. They need to know that the doctors are here for them and that they are not just a number. When they come here, they are going to use their preferred name. They are going to talk to the child and parent and really navigate through this process.”
Some of the foundation’s focus points include resources for parents, training and education for schools and workplaces as well as equal opportunities for all people, according to Fox19.