This GoGetFunding is to raise money to help me afford Top Surgery. I don't have your typical health insurance and many of you know I'm a veteran of the US Army who by the way, do not do gender reassignment surgeries, so my surgery would be completely out of pocket. That includes: surgeon fees, surgical fees and tools, lab work, consultation, and an anesthesiologist.
Top surgery is a procedure done by a specialized plastic surgeon. It's almost like a double mastectomy, but the surgeon also sculpts the chest to give the appearance of a natural male physique. I know it seems drastic and may be hard for some of you (who feel quite comfortable in the body you were born into) to understand. Just know this is something that would change my life drastically both physically but more importantly, mentally.
I've began binding about 6 years ago to help alleviate some of my chest dysphoria, and while it helped short-term, binding is not a long-term plan. Over time, if I continue to bind as I have been, I risk permanent back pain, my ribs becoming cracked, broken, or deformed, and even my lungs collapsing.
Putting this online is extrememly difficult. I am not one to ask for hand-outs. If there was another way, believe me, I would do it. Please don't feel obliged to donate, I appreciate your support either way!