I want to introduce myself, my name is Anne-Katrien and as you might guess based on the title of the fundraiser I'm transgender. For half my life I've dreamed of getting Facial Feminization Surgery (these are a set of operations which change the bone structure of your skull, nose and soft facial tissues in order to make one’s face appear more typically feminine, and reverse the changes caused by male hormones during puberty.) In some parts of the world these surgeries are provided for free by the government or medical insurance, but in most of Europe (Greece included) you must pay everything yourself. It is because of this reason that I thought this dream would never come true. All these years it has truly been a dream, an illusion, something that was unattainable. But guess what: my unattainable dream is actually coming true, because my surgery has been booked for the 24th of February, 1 week after my birthday. I'm still completely in disbelieve, but I've started realizing and understanding that this is actually happening and I'm so so soooooo happy.
So if my dream is actually coming true, why am I making a GoGetFunding page? Well that's a good question:
Since November 2019 I've saved 7500 euro (It's September 2020 when I'm writing this), in February after getting my new years bonus and saving every penny I can (like I've done for a whole year now) I'll normally have 11.000 euro. This wasn't enough to fund the whole surgery so I asked the bank for a loan of 6000 euro, and I was happy to learn that the bank decided to give me a loan of 4000 euro. This means I'm missing 2000 euro to do the whole operation. So I had to make a difficult decision, cancel one of the procedures (which isn't ideal) or swallow my pride and ask for help to raise the last 2000 euro.
And so I decided to swallow my pride and ask for help.
Reward: For people in Athens, Greece it is possible to receive a 1.5h massage starting from a 20 euro donation. This is a spiritual deep tissue flowing massage with oils. Receiving the massage is your personal choice and donations can be made while also declining the massage (for example you don't like massage, or you're worried about Covid, or you wish to donate without wanting to be rewarded for it). Contact details for this massage can be set up in private.
Lots of love to all of you,