And Happy Birthday to Henry Brown!
November 2014  
Dear Friend,
If you saw our email earlier this week, then you know today is exciting for another reason, too: Henry Brown, star of the Upstream Arts 2014 Annual Report, turns 22 years old. Watch the short video above to find out why this particular birthday is significant for Henry, then join us in wishing him the best birthday yet!
We're so grateful to Henry for allowing us to share his story; and we're so grateful to YOU for your giving today. 
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We know that when you look at Henry, you see him - his complex personality, quirks, hopes, dreams, and strengths. Henry gets to choose how he identifies with disability. You know that it doesn't have to define him, but you also share in our belief that it's something he should never feel ashamed to name or claim. You know that disability is not a four-letter word (p.s. it's a ten-letter word). 
We know that when you look at Masa's illustrations, you share our belief that art is a vehicle to expansive dialogue and growth - that it can help us reimagine what's possible, cultivate vital skills, change pulbic perceptions, elminate stigma, solve community problems, and advance the conversation around disability.
Last year, your support allowed us to carry out 100+ high-quality multidisciplinary arts programs, exhibits, and events serving more than 5,000 people like Henry. Now, we have a goal of raising $15,000 by December 31, 2014 in order to bring the arts to even more individuals with disabilities in the new year.
Join the movement to bring the artistry and joy of Upstream Arts to people of all abilities by investing in our work today wtih a tax-deductible gift. You play an essential role in our community. Let's keep moving upstream together.
With thanks for your support,
Julie, Matt, Bree, and everyone at Upstream Arts
p.s. To learn more about Henry, see pictures of Henry and Masa, and more, visit www.upstreamarts.org and follow @UpstreamArts and #movingupstream on social media.
Other Ways to Give
We also accept donations online through Razoo; by mail (Upstream Arts, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403); and by phone (612-331-4584). You can even support our work by shopping online or donating a vehicle! Click here to learn more.
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