• US$353.00
    raised of $12,000.00 goal goal
Surgery costs covered - $10425
2% Funded
16 Donors

Current milestone

1/1

Surgery costs covered

$353.00/$10425

Raised offline: $6,462.00
Total: $6,815.00
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Hello! I’m a 28 year old trans non-binary person from Puerto Rico. I am scheduled to have my top surgery (double incision gender affirming mastectomy) on August 2024. The cost of surgery alone will be $10,425, aftercare costs will add about $1,000, and gogetfunding fees will add about $460 more

Unfortunately, I’m not able to afford this on my own. Being unable to find a trans-safe job has made my situation harder. I also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which limits the amount of physical work I can endure at times, and have been fired from previous jobs because of ableism. This situation makes it even harder for me to find a job, and because of this I am currently self-employed. For this reason, I am asking y’all for monetary support.

I’ve been struggling with chest dysphoria for as long as I can remember, even before I knew I was trans. Experiencing this is incredibly debilitating to my mental health as well as my physical health. Most of the time, even when binding, I feel unsafe in public spaces and have experienced transphobic attacks because of my appearance. Living in Puerto Rico and experiencing extremely hot and humid climate year long (currently above 100°F during the summer), also hinders my ability to bind, therefore I choose to not leave my apartment most of the time for my own safety. Having this surgery will enable me to feel safer in public and navigate my day with less anxiety and dysphoria.

Top surgery will also mean that I no longer have to wear a binder, which would be a huge relief. Although binding is somewhat effective, it comes with serious risks including difficulty breathing, chest and back pain, and even possible long-term rib damage. Surgery will allow me to feel comfortable in my own body, while providing the safest long-term option to aliviate my chest dysphoria.

The funds raised here will be used to:

  • cover the full cost of surgery
  • buy recovery-related medical supplies
  • pay for meals during recovery
  • cover gogetfunding fees

If you can, please consider donating any amount within your means to help me reach my goal.

Whether or not you're able to donate, please share this page and help me reach a wider circle of community support!


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¡Hola! Soy unx puertorriqueñe trans no-binarie y tengo 28 años. Tengo mi cirugía de afirmación de género (mastectomía subcutánea) programada para agosto 2024 y el costo total de la misma es de $10,425. Los cuidados posteriores a la cirugía agregarán alrededor de $1,000 y la tarifa de gogetfunding agregará alrededor de $460 más.

Desafortunadamente, no puedo pagar esto por mi cuenta. El no poder encontrar un trabajo seguro ha hecho que mi situación sea más difícil. También padezco de artritis reumatoide, lo cual a veces limita la cantidad de trabajo físico que puedo soportar, y he sido despedido de trabajos anteriores por capacitismo. Esta situación hace que me resulte aún más difícil encontrar trabajo y por esto he decidido trabajar por cuenta propi. Por esta razón les pido apoyo monetario.

He estado luchando contra la disforia de género desde que empecé a ver cambios en mi cuerpo durante la pubertad, incluso antes de saber que era trans. Experimentar esto es increíblemente debilitante para mi salud mental y física. La mayoría de las veces, incluso cuando estoy usando una faja/ “binder”, me siento inseguro en espacios públicos y he sufrido ataques transfóbicos debido a mi apariencia. Vivir en Puerto Rico y soportar un clima extremadamente cálido y húmedo durante todo el año (actualmente por encima de los 100 °F durante el verano) también dificulta mi capacidad de usar una faja/“binder”, por lo que elijo no salir de mi apartamento la mayor parte del tiempo por mi propia seguridad. Esta cirugía me permitirá sentirme más segure en público y afrontar mi día con menos ansiedad y disforia.

Esta cirugía también significará que ya no tendré que usar faja/“binder”, lo cual sería un gran alivio. Aunque es algo efectivx, conlleva riesgos graves que incluyen dificultad para respirar, dolor de pecho y espalda e incluso posible daño a las costillas a largo plazo. La cirugía me permitirá sentirme cómode con mi propio cuerpo y, al mismo tiempo, me brindará la opción más segura a largo plazo para aliviar mi disforia de género.

Los fondos recaudados aquí se utilizarán para:

  • cubrir el costo total de la cirugía
  • comprar suministros médicos relacionados con la recuperación
  • pagar las comidas durante la recuperación
  • cubrir la tarifa de gogetfunding

Si puede, considere donar cualquier cantidad que esté dentro de sus posibilidades para ayudarme a alcanzar mi meta.

Ya sea que pueda donar o no, comparte esta página y ayúdame a alcanzar un círculo más amplio de apoyo comunitario.

Milestones

1. Surgery costs covered

$353/$10,425 ongoing

Full surgery costs for my gender affirming double mastectomy is covered!

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 27, 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 03, 2024
$5.00
  • Miro Preikschat
  • Donated on Jan 19, 2024
$10.00

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16 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 27, 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 03, 2024
$5.00
  • Miro Preikschat
  • Donated on Jan 19, 2024
$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 18, 2023
$10.00
  • Laura Saavedra
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2023
$10.00
  • Simone Barnard
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2023
$25.00
  • chalchi kardós
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2023
  • <3 wishing you all the joy and euphoria

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  • Laura Bisbal Vicéns
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2023
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2023
  • ¡¡Espero que llegues a la meta pronto!!

$10.00
  • Lilybeth Shields
  • Donated on Aug 15, 2023
$15.00
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Surgery costs cove... - $10425
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