My name is Martin and I'm 33 years old. I have been dealing with gynecomastia since I was 11 or 12 years old. This has negatively impacted my life in many ways. I have always been self-conscious about this problem and was never able to talk about it with my parents when I was a kid. I missed out on so many things because of my complex. I could never take my T-shirt off at the beach or at a park. Every summer is a torment, because I hate to be with light clothes which wouldn't hide my problem.
When I was a child I was overweight, so I thought that losing weight would take care of this issue. At age 17 I signed up to a gym and started lifting weights. I got diligent with my diet and got in good shape, but that didn't work.
I have been active in sports since age 17, I gained muscle mass, then lost muscle mass, gained weight, lost weight, got down to a BMI of 19, and the problem is still there.
I always dream about being able to wear any clothes I like and also being able to take off my T-shirt in public without feeling embarassed.
That's why I'm starting this fundraising campaing, to get this surgery done once and for all.
I will be extremely thankful for anyone willing to help me.
Thanks everyone in advance.