First, i would like to apologize about my English because I just start learning it for 8 months (I still use google translate for words I don't know)
My name is Beau. I'm 23 years old and I'm from a poor town in remote area of Vietnam named Nha Bang.
When I was 6, I realized that I have lived in a wrong body. I'm a boy but I always act, sound, think like a girl.
In 2011, I told the truth about how I felt inside to my family. Unfortunately, in Vietnam back then, people are very small-minded. My family gave me two choices: become their son, or being kicked out of the family and I accepted the first choice.
After that, they believed that I was being possessed by a female ghost. They invited monks, exorcists to banish the ghost in me. I had to struggle with weird medicine that they gave me. They hit me, beat me with ropes, vines everyday until I no longer look feminine. I felt scared of being hit, forced to drink weird medicine so I begged my parents to stop this but they ask me to choose again. This time, i was so scared, and I have to choose the second choice. So, they forced me to leave the family.
In 2012, I left my town to Ho Chi Minh city for starting a new life. I started as a dish washer in a small restaurant. The owner felt sympathetic about my situation so he let me sleep in the kitchen after work.
Few months later, I become their waitor. I saved enough money to pay for the school fee and start to go to school again.
Since then, my life has been about working and studying and earning money so I can afford things like food, clothes, fee for my small rent room.
Now I realize that, I have forgot about my dream back then. I want to complete my dream, but I have no money. I saved money to take a one day trip to Thailand a year ago to ask everything about how to become a girl (Vietnam has no hospitals or clinics that solve this problem).
They say that I need to take a hormone therapy 1 year before surgery which will cost 13000$ for both up and down side. So I have taken the therapy for 10 months since then.
But now, I have no money left to do the surgery. If I start saving, I don't know how long will it take since I have no back-up anything and the doctor says that I have to do the surgery soon; if not, I won't be able to since they said I have some kind of disease growing inside that will prevent me having any sex-change surgery in the future.
I really need your help. The total cost would be 16.000$ including 1 months recovery fee from the surgery.
But I only ask around 10.000$ - 13.000$ for the surgery fee. I will try my best to cover the rest.
I have lost myself for so long. Please help me find it back!
A small money from you could mean everything to me.
Please spread love.