This is very hard for me, to do a post about myself as it is very personal and a risk to put myself out there,it is hard to ask people/strangers for help but it feels like it is my only hope.
My name is Zhané I am a 31 year old transgender woman living in South Africa,I am a (MTF) Male to Female transgender woman. I was assigned male at birth but never felt like I fit in as a boy,from the earliest age I knew that I was different,around the age of 5-6 I knew I was female.
My life has been very difficult holding in these feelings and I always felt like I was "playing the part" of someone who I knew I wasn't. It was Only from 18 August 2015 where I decided to do something about it,to become my true self.I started with my 1st step of my transition with 6 months of psychiatric treatment at a government hospital and after that I started a low dose of (HRT) Hormone Replacement Therapy.
There is currently NO insurance and NO Medical Aid that would cover any Transgender related surgeries and won't pay for any medication for the transition. Its a general scheme Exclusion!! Here is my progress so far: I got my referral to start Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT),I have been on hormones for 4 year and 4 months. I have also received a letter of Gender Confirmation that will allow me to change my name and gender at DHA, all that is needed is a letter from my 2 doctors psychologist and Endocrinologist confirming my gender, I received it and is busy changing my name and gender.
Why am I asking/raising funds for?
I am raising funds for:
Gender Reassignment surgery (GRS) and/or Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) It is difficult to make any form of savings for my transition as the hormone treatment is also expensive and for that reason I am asking for help to finally start this process to become my true self. Thank you for taki g the time to read my story and I hope that you can find it i your heart to help me on my journey.
If you can assist/help me in any way or know of someone who can please contact me,it will be highly appreciated. z
My Gogetfunding account Link: http://bit.ly/2NWepgr
Every bit helps!
Thank you in advance.