Updated posted by Jill Seale 14 days ago
Hi all! I'm sorry I've been so quiet, I've been battling a bout of homelessness the last 4 months or so, but I wanted to give you an update:
So, I've got all the paperwork in and my insurance pre-authorization process is underway. I may still need to appeal if they decide that they don't want to pay for what they said they would. This is, unfortunately, a very common occurrence with gender confirmation surgery. I really hope I have enough time to appeal before July 8th...
Anyway, so yeah, I've got the money I need to hand to Dr. B0wers in my savings account where I can't touch it, so at the bare minimum surgery will happen on July 8th!!!!! Thank you all so much for making this happen for me.
However, there is still the matter of money I need to live on while I'm on my back in bed recovering from surgery. It can take up to 3 months to recover enough to resume normal activity, and that's 3 months I'll need money to survive!
So with that being said, I will ask again that you give what you can, and for the love of Pete, SIGNAL BOOST THIS FUND! It helps more than you can imagine!
I love all of you, you're awesome!
Updated posted by Jill Seale 3 months ago
Just wanted to drop a line to let you all know that I'm still alive, kicking, and raising funds for this surgery.
I've been having a pretty rough time since I last updated. I went to visit my family in Mississippi (which went relatively well) but while I was there my stepdad was just gearing up for surgery of his own (on his back). He had a very rough recovery, and I spent the majority of my visit with my mom at his bedside. Needless to say, the knowledge of my own upcoming surgery made this an extra-stressful experience.
I've had a lot of butterflies about this surgery since then, and at times I've even thought, "there's no way I can do this, it's too scary!" But I've thought about it a lot and I realize that the alternative (living for the rest of my life in my body as it is now) is not a plausible option. It's just not something I can do.
So now, as we reach the 6-month-til-surgery mark, I'm digging deep for all the courage I can muster to get this surgery out of the way so I can start living my life. That being said, I still need help from everyone to finish funding this so all this courage doesn't go to waste.
If you've already donated, please consider donating again. If you can't contribute financially, please consider getting the word out any way you can: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, shouting from open windows, whatever! Everything helps!
Thank you so much for what you've already given me. It's not just money. It's hope.
Updated posted by Jill Seale 4 months ago
Hey everyone! It's my birthday, and the only present I want, the only thing that's important enough to ask anyone for, is to help me get this fund circulating again. Please share, retweet, blog, throw paper airplanes, shout from windows, whatever! Get the word out there for me that Jill needs to get this surgery done so she can turn this chapter in her life and get on with other stuff... like getting geared up for school again!
Thanks! Love you all!
Created by Jill Seale on April 7, 2013
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@Jane Eden and @Jill Sealed Ummmmm.. Exchange contact info and meet up? That's the most direct way to get a donation to the correct recipient. Just saying
posted by Joel Smith 10 days ago
Honestly, I have no idea... If anyone has suggestions feel free...
posted by Jill Seale 13 days ago
Is there any way to donate without a credit card? I live in Portland too... I'm on a pretty tight budget too but I'd like to give what I can.
posted by Jane Eden 13 days ago
I'm a friend of Evanna's if you give her your address to give to me I'll send you some stamps to help with that postage. I'm so happy to help with your journey.
posted by Katie Sessler 5 months ago
We were only able to pitch in a few bucks, but I'm signal-boosting as best I can. I think this whole thing is kind of awesome, and I hope it works out. :)
posted by Patrick Harris 5 months ago
I'm on disability welfare so can't afford to donate even $5 right now, especially with the holidays coming up and family to help out and bills to pay - sorry - but I am definitely going to signal-boost for you on Facebook and Twitter, and I hope you get the money you need to complete your transition to your own satisfaction. And if you're still trying to raise the cash by January, by then I might be able to help a little more. I hope I can. And hey, you're right - you ARE pretty. I would so flirt with you if we were in the same country. ;D
posted by Trialia Hall 5 months ago
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