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Klinefelter Educational Support Team (KEST)



ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS:

  • To educate America about Klinefelter Syndrome
  • To help those affected by the condition cope with it

CONTACT INFORMATION:

David Weiser
10 Bridge Lane
Brewster, NY 10509
(914) 804-7589


About David Weiser and Klinefelter Syndrome:

David was born on April 12th, 1964, on Staten Island, NY, as a Jewish 17-year-old.  He was given up for adoption at birth.  Lived with a foster family in Yonkers, NY, until 14 months.  Then adopted by migrants from Austria living in Riverdale, The Bronx.  David grew up in Riverdale until the age of 16 1/2.  He was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 7, after getting expelled from second grade in NY City public schools for very bad behavior.  David’s father was an Engineer, and his Mother was an Occupational therapist and sent David to a private Special Ed school in Manhattan called the “Steven Gainor School”  They specialize in behavior problems & Dyslexia.  After 3 years, David was expelled again for bad behavior, and David’s parents then sent David to The “Hallen Center for Education” In White Plains, NY.  Here David stayed for 7 years, graduating at age 18 from High School.

When David was 16 1/2, his parents moved from Riverdale in The Bronx to New Rochelle in Westchester County.  They went from a 2 bedroom Co-op to a 5 bedroom house with a yard and greenhouse.   David’s parents were much older than David’s friend’s parents.  David never seemed to get along with people his own age, only younger or much older.

One year of living in Westchester, David got into legal trouble setting fires.  Spent time at St. Vincents Hospital. A mental hospital for depression and mental illness.  David seemed to be always aggressive and mad at the world.  He never made many good friends and caused trouble wherever he seemed to go.  After his parents got a good lawyer and worked on helping David overcome this problem, he went on to College.  He did do some probation time and, at the same time, went to Westchester Community College.  After 5 years got two associate Degrees.  One in Marketing and the other in Child Psychology.  At the same time, he started a Landscaping business that ran for 7 1/2 years.

Upon his mother’s death in March 1987, David sold his business and went to work for someone else, but never seems to hold a job for more than a few months at a time.  He got bored and Quit all the time.  After 2 years of not knowing what to do. He started a limousine service.  He ran for 7 1/2 years a 5-car operation.

But he seemed only to be happy when running his business, could not hold a girlfriend for very long, and still had trouble making friends.   In May 1995, he faced more legal problems after he assaulted a minor.  Now 31 in age and business going under, he attempts to take his own life.  But his smart lawyer got him back into St. Vincents Hospital, where a smart psychiatrist was found in a book called Klinefelter Syndrome.  The 3 paragraphs written about it seemed to match David 100%.

They sent David for a blood test, and YES, he was a match for Klinefelter Syndrome.  Now David’s Lawyer used the information on Klinefelter Syndrome and a study that was being done at UCLA Harbor Medical Center on the before and after-effects of taking Testosterone, the treatment for Klinefelter Syndrome.  David was sent to California to be a part of the study.

Once David was on Testosterone, his life changed 1000% for the better.  He grew facial hair and body hair. His learning problems went away overnight.  His behavior troubles went away.  It seemed David had almost all the symptoms, and after taking testosterone, they went away or were greatly reduced.  David has been taking injections every two weeks since July 1995.

After his legal trouble was settled, his business was sold off, and he filed personal bankruptcy, David could finally start a new life.  So he did.  Still living at home with his father, who was not well and getting older. David got a job managing another limousine service and working in a factory simultaneously.   He liked to be very busy.  Though he changed companies, he stayed in the managing business of limousine until Oct. 2008.  He still drives once in a while for special famous clients. In 1999, he started his own organization for Klinefelter Syndrome called KEST (Klinefelter Educational Support Team).  With the help of two friends, Stefan and Bruce.

Today February 2010,  David Runs his own business again in tour services.  Giving Tours of New York City and its suburbs, and he is married to a man named Scott, who is a social worker.  David is also a Gay Activist and Disability Activist.  His Husband Scott is in a  wheelchair, born with a disability.   David also still lives at home with his sick 90-year-old father, who he takes care of now with the help of a few aids.  David continues to help others cope with and educate others on Klinefelter syndrome as he tries very hard for others not to go through what he did in life.  If you want to talk to David, please call or email him at the above information.

On February 2nd, 2012, David’s father died at 91 1/2 of Congestive Heart Failure.  David and his husband Scott sold that house after 2 years and moved north to Brewster. They buy a home with lots of land and a pool.  David’s new business is driving old people around who can’t drive or shouldn’t be driving anymore.  He still runs his tour business, and Scott is still a social worker working with the disabled population.  As David gets older, he finds making friends easier and easier, helping support groups for the gay community.  He is also building a Toy Car Museum.  David and Scott also have two cats now and enjoy gardening together.  David still takes his injection every 2 weeks.  He also travels to conferences all over the northeast, learning more and more.

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