I am a transman. As much as I don't like to draw attention to that, it is who I am. I've been medically transitioning from female to male since December 2011. I just recently found out that I will have to pay for the chest surgery I desperately need on my own. I am still recovering from a recent hysterectomy surgery so I have been off work for the last 6 weeks. This chest surgery will allow me to feel comfortable with my body as I should have been born male, and the constant reminder of the breasts I have are only heightened by the painful chest binding I do every day to hide myself. Binding makes it hard to breath sometimes, causes me to overheat and inflicts sores where the material rubs my skin. I usualy bind 10-15 hours a day. The thought of simply slipping on a t-shirt with no binder underneath is all I could ask for right now. To me, that would be complete freedom. With this surgery I will be free of the emotional and physical stress I live with every hour of every day. Thank you for reading and even if you can't donate, it helps me knowing there are people who's thoughts are with me. Thank you.