My name is Logan. I'm a 21 year old Trans-man living in South Africa.
I started my transition on the September 1st 2020. I am one year into my transition and I have never been happier. I realized that I was transgender in 2017, but I could unfortunately not start transitioning until I was sure. I did not, and still do not, want to put my family through any sort of financial strain. If I could bind forever and not put my family in debt, I would, but my big chest doesn't allow me to. It does not hide that well and it just a massive hinder my life and causes emotional strain.
The Gender dysphoria that I feel on a daily is painful. I look in the mirror and I do not see the person I see on the inside reflect on the outside and that sucks. I am tired of isolating myself because of my big chest. I do not think that it is fair that a simple thing like money is keeping me from reaching my destiny.
I found out through doctors that if I go through the hospital system in South Africa, the waiting list is 25+ years
to get the surgery. By then I will be 40 and probably half dead within. If I go through a private service in South Africa, it would cost me a hundred thousand rand,
depending on where I look. There is a doctor in Cape Town (near me) that charges R79 000. That is currently the cheapest option available. The R30 000 would serve as a down payment for the surgery going forward.
I am a student, so I will not be able to pay for it on my own and I do not want my mom and dad to paying for it because it is too much and I have siblings that are also dependent on my parents. There are no insurance or medical aid that cover this surgery, so this is the probably the only way I can raise the necessary funds.
I am at the peak of my live where you would really want to explore life
to its fullest potential but, I suffer from depression and
mild anxiety. This added on to the dysphoria makes it extremely hard to live a normal, happy life. Raising these funds would mean the world to me and would really help me. I want to be happy and
live my life to the fullest, but right now that's barely possible with me
not being comfortable enough to go outside and enjoy life.
If you have the means, please donate and if you do not, could you please share the page to help me reach my goal.
Please share and help get the word out.
Much much appreciated.