Thank you so much for looking into helping me.
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Colton Cuthbertson and I am a 23 year old transgender male. It's been almost a year since I began my transition from female to male. I've been on hormone replacement therapy now for almost six months.
The next step now to becoming who I really am is undergoing top surgery, which is the removal of the breasts and masculinisation of the chest.
I spent a great deal of time researching all options for surgery available in Canada. Although the Alberta government does fund this surgery, I have decided to have it done with Dr. Hugh McLean in Mississauga, Ont.
This is arguably one of the most important decisions I will make in my life and because of that, I want to put trust into the hands of a highly reputable surgeon with proven results.
For a list of his credentials, see http://www.mcleanclinic.com/about-us/dr-hugh-mclean/
For more information on top surgery, see http://www.mcleanclinic.com/breast/ftm-top-surgery/
The cost of his surgery is $7400.00, I am looking to raise $8000.00 to help out with some extra costs such as flights and hotel, as I will have to stay out there for at least 10 days. I am saving money as well but I won't be able to save the total amount on my own by October 2014, which is when I am hoping to have the surgery done.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my story. Any little bit helps.
To understand more about gender transitioning, read this article http://calgaryjournal.ca/index.php/calgaryvoices/1792-trangender-reflection