my fiancè, Ryan is ftm transgender, his journey began in June of 2015 when he came out to me and his family. Despite trying, he still has no support from his family and lost a lot of friends, so it is through here, with the help of all of you that I'm hoping to raise enough money for him to get top surgery. Ryan started testosterone on September 2nd of 2016, over a year after coming out and his insurance won't coveral any of the cost for top surgery. Ryan has severe dysphoria with his chest, he wears a very tight binder almost 10hrs every day just to feel moderately comfortable in his skin. For his physical and mental health I'm doing everything I can to raise the money, despite us both working 40+ hours a week just to make ends meet. We have found a surgeon in Plano, TX and are hoping for him to have surgery by May of 2018! The total cost of surgery is $6,500 but I'm only trying to raise $5,000, in hopes that we can raise the rest of the money for surgery and travel expenses ourselves!