New year, new look!

The whizzing of fireworks was replaced by the buzzing of clippers for one of our fundraisers on New Year’s Eve. As the clock struck midnight, Xylia bravely had her head shaved to raise funds for us. 15-year-old Xylia has
congenital hypothyroidism. She shares this condition with her five-year-old brother and mum also has hypothyroidism. She said: Thyroid disorders definitely run in our family! The BTF has helped me learn about my condition. They provide information for adults, kids, and teens (and their parents!) about various thyroid conditions. They helped me so I’d like to help them now.

As well as fundraising for us, Xylia kindly shared her experiences of living with a thyroid disorder to help other teenagers like hers. Read Xylia’s story