Top Surgery Funds for Riddy

  • US$125.00
    raised of $5,000.00 goal goal
2% Funded
3 Donors
Raised offline: $370.00
Total: $495.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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Hello! My name is Riddy Sonsomsuk and I'm a transgender man from Thailand. I am 20 years old and I am a fourth year college student. You can check out my videos on trans activism on Youtube.

If you don’t have that much time, this is the short version: Basically, I am trying to raise money for my much needed top surgery which will happen sometime between March-April of 2021 right after I’ve finished college. This surgery will not only give me massive confidence but will also be life saving as it is something I’ve always needed since I knew gender affirming surgeries like this one exists. Since I am from Thailand, there are no health care insurances which would cover trans health care/surgeries yet so I’d have to pay for the whole amount by myself. Initially, my dad offered to pay for the whole cost of the surgery but I don’t want him to do that anymore because I want him to use that money on taking care of my grandparents and himself instead (he will be retiring soon). So any amount of donation is much appreciated, thank you.

Here are more details of how this surgery is super important to me…. I knew that I wasn't a girl since I was in kindergarten.

Growing up, I struggled with massive gender dysphoria without even knowing what it was. It got even worse when I started going through puberty when I was around 10-11 years old (My puberty came earlier than most kids in my class). My chest started to enlarge thus, making my body feel even more alien to myself. Since then, I did everything I could to hide them. I wore thick black hoodies in the scorching weather of Bangkok to school everyday. When I was 12, I discovered "chest binders" and started wearing them everyday from then till now. Although the chest binders saved my life and made me much more confident with my body, it was extremely painful to wear all day (and sometimes all night when I have sleepovers) and it could not hide everything I wanted it to. My body, especially my ribs, would ache so much every time I took them off. Furthermore, they cost a lot and don't really last that long so I spent a lot of money on them every year. At the age of 16, I came out to everyone on my social media accounts as a transgender man.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BD5yGczD-D0/?igshid=ta...

However, I just started hormone replacement therapy recently this year, a few months after I turned 20. Although HRT has made me so much more confident because it gave me facial hair and a more masculine face, I still cannot feel 100% connected or proud of my body because of my chest. Sometimes my dysphoria was even worse because everything about me was masculine except for my chest.


I still try to avoid going to swimming pools or beaches and avoid sleepovers due to my chest dysphoria. I’ve always wished my chest would be totally flat and now this is something that doesn’t seem too far out of reach anymore due to medical and technological advancements. I am looking forward to the day I can finally feel 100% like myself. If you’ve read this far, thank you so much for your time. If you cannot donate, it is totally understandable , if it’s not too much trouble please share this link :) If you are able to donate, please feel free to do so, any amount is greatly appreciated. Any extra funds raised will be donated to my other trans friends for their gender affirming surgeries. Thank you for you support and generosity ! My Facebook is : Riddy Sonsomsuk and my instagram is @ridzillock. Feel free to hit me up.


Organizer

  • Riddy Sonsomsuk
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Valerie Liu
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2020
$15.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2020
$10.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2020
  • Good luck riddy :)

$100.00

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Donors & Comments

3 donors
  • Valerie Liu
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2020
$15.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2020
$10.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2020
  • Good luck riddy :)

$100.00

Followers

6 followers
Sarisa Pokawattana
Patchsita Paibulsiri
Punyapat Promdum
Phatcharaporn Chirachitra
Dylan K.
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US$125.00
raised of $5,000.00 goal
2% Funded
3 Donors
Raised offline: $370.00
Total: $495.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities