Angelique's Kitty Fund

$6,500 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 7 months
Angelique Munro  CHICAGO, IL
I am really very excited to share with you this news, I met with an Healthcare Advisor from Howard Brown Health Center and we contacted my insurance agency they will consider me to have GRS ( Gender Reassignment Surgery ) and all I will be responsible for only $6000.

So now the reality is the operaton may happen sooner than I imagined. I am so excited, I have my consultation with a local surgeon set for April 5th at that time I'll bring him my letters from my doctors stating I am ready for the operaton, ask him questions and such.

In the meantime, I will continue fundraising even though I met my goal of $6000, which goes for the operation alone, when I set this up I really didn't think too far ahead. Ugh of course there will be other cost, like laser hair removal, post Surgery medical needs and supplies. And of course I'll be off work for at least a Month... So I am leaving my campaign up and active.

2017 may be the best year of my life, and I owe it all to every single person who's made a donation, who's been there for me, who's cared about me enough to make a difference in my life.

Thank you so very much from my heart
xoxo Angelique




Angelique's Kitty Fund

I am asking for your help in raising money for my GRS ( Gender Reassignment Surgery ).

I was born an only child in Chicago, IL in 1970.  I knew ever sense I was able to speak that I was a girl, however I did not know why I didn't have girl parts . I had an extremely abusive childhood in and out of the home , my mother would lunge for my throat choke and stomp me to the ground every time I said I was a girl she would say "no you're just a little faggot" she would go on to say "if I knew I was going to have a kid like you, I wouldn't never had you" . The abuse went on for years until one day she was stomping me to the ground as her foot, would go down on my neck over and over she suddenly stopped and said "what a my doing to my kid ? ". She later and told me she had flashbacks of what her father did to her. I was extremely terrified of her for many years.

Much later in life at the age of 27(1997), my parents divorced and my mother came to live with me for about two years. She never worked much when I was a kid and never drove but after divorce she had to do something, she began working at Walgreens and I taught her how to drive . Oh and by this time I am already begun performing as "Angelique Munro"( I began performing in 1995 ) and was making a name for myself becoming known as one of Chicago's top female impersonators . So my mother and I had to have a heart to heart talk, I told her if we're going to live together you need to respect me coming and going out of the house as Angelique ! Those next couple years we spent together we had many nights sitting on the couch talking and crying about the past. Wow she open my eyes to so much, you see I didn't understand all the abuse that she and her sisters had encountered as children, being molested and raped by their father. Honestly the time we spent together we finally became friends, that time together brought us very close and I begin to truly love her . She got married and I moved out and she would become one of my biggest supporters, she came to every single venue I worked at and ha ha ha yes when she would walk in the door ...,everyone would say " Mom is here". They loved her because they did not get the support from their families . You see the community embraced her because they only saw her as the supportive mother they did not know all of the things that I encountered growing up .

I never understood or knew there was a name for how I was feeling until one day I came home from school and this TV talkshow called Donahue was on and they were talking about "Transgender-people born in the wrong body". Oh my god my eyes were opened. I finally realized that's who I am ! Wow my brain is female and I was born in a males body . I wasn't a faggot as I've been told my entire life growing up, not only by my mother but by my cousins, aunts and uncles oh and classmates it seems everyone around me loved that ignorant word .

Another Donahue episode was on one day after school he was talking about incest and child molestation and oh my god here we go again, I can also add this label to me .
I was molested then later raped by two of my uncles one on my mother side one on my father side from about the age of 5 until about 13. I suffer from major depression and at the age of 17, I attempted suicide just didn't want to be born in the wrong body honestly did not understand why I was put on this earth to be abuse so much . It's amazing that after you see a program like that you realize all that abuse was not "normal family time".

Well that's just a little insight on my childhood I guess you're wondering why did I chose to be a female impersonator and not transition along time ago ? And that answer is you have to remember I was extremely terrified of my mother and one Halloween my best friend (at the time )and my boyfriend (at the time ) all of us dressed up as women. I was excited but yet fearful because I knew I would love that girl who was looking back at me in the mirror . Becoming a female impersonator in drag shows was my outlet to be excepted as a woman.

And I did not start transitioning until after my mother died from lung and brain cancer in 2006( I was 35 ). I remember one night at the hospital, I was in her room this was right before she unable to speak. She reached over to me in the chair and she said " I think I'm being punished for the way I treat you" and there was a long pause as a tear fell down my cheek I looked at her and I said I forgive you Mama". We just sat in silence for the night and held hands .

So this brings me back to the reason why I'm asking you all for help, October 3, 2013 I drove myself to the emergency room I was in horrible pain my stomach ( I weighed almost 260 pounds stomach just kept getting bigger and bigger) and they ran a few test then the doctor came in to tell me, I had to have emergency surgery or I will die then a matter of hours . You see the CAT scan showed my intestines and colon were all twisted banned and yes I was just filling up with all poison . I had absolutely no time to think. I didn't know what to do, I called my aunt Pat and I said you have to come get my keys and if I die just throw everything away out of my apartment but please take care of my dog Cleo.

Well obviously I survived the surgery and while I was in the hospital recovering, I had plenty of time to think and made a bucket list!
1. I deserve a decent apartment - so I moved to a nice apartment the following year .
2. I deserve a reliable car - which I got this year .
3. I really want to have gender reassignment surgery- There are so many great people that have came up to me whether be in person or on Facebook and said that they support my decision and I should really do a fundraiser so here I am.

For me it is so not easy for me to ask anyone for help, especially for money. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and honestly any dollar amount would be greatly appreciated .

Much love to you, God Bless all of us
 xoxo

Angelique
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Update 27
Posted by Angelique Munro
2 days ago
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I am so excited, I cannot wait for April 5 when I go to see the surgeon for my consultation and get my surgery date.

My go fund me campaign is still up and running, of course there are other cost of laser hair removal before I remodel the downstairs and I will be out of work for about a month. I thank you all so very much for your love and support in following me along on my journey

Much love and respect
Angelique
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Update 26
Posted by Angelique Munro
12 days ago
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Much love to all, I cannot wait for April 5 when I go to see the surgeon for my consultation and get my surgery date.

My go fund me campaign is still up and running, of course there are other cost of laser hair removal and I will be out of work for about a month. I thank you all so very much for your love and support.

Xoxo
Angelique
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Update 25
Posted by Angelique Munro
1 month ago
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Even though I met my goal of $6000, which goes for the operation alone, of course there will be other cost post Surgery, I'll be off work for at least a Month... So I am leaving my campaign up and active to cover those cost.

2017 may be the best year of my life, and I owe it all to every single person who's made a donation, who's been there for me, who's cared about me enough to make a difference in my life.

Thank you so very much from my heart
xoxo Angelique
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Update 24
Posted by Angelique Munro
1 month ago
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Hi everyone I just woke up from a nap and I need to start getting ready for my show tonight in Portage Indiana and a few people had sent me private messages asking if they could still send donations for my kitty fund???

Well absolutely you sure can I really appreciate that. As you can imagine after the operation I will be out of work for about a month or longer and of course there is postop visits and what not I have to do so every dollar counts and helps .

I truly appreciate your love and support through this and I think most of all, how many people have said how courageous I am for telling my story and sharing it with the world ....it's a journey I tell ya

Much love Angelique
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Angelique Munro
7 months ago
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Thank you Aunt Pat for your generous donation and keeping your promise to my Mom to always be there and look out after me! You're the only one in our huge family that had kept the promise! Much love & Respect Angelique

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$6,500 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 7 months
Created August 14, 2016
Angelique Munro  
MH
$150
Michael Herman
1 month ago

Sending you good thoughts and much love.

AO
$100
Arthur Ostry
1 month ago
$250
Anonymous
1 month ago
EA
$100
edelma aguilera
1 month ago
TF
$50
Toni Funk
1 month ago

You go girl! ❤️ Toni & Patricio

JM
$100
Julie Mosier
1 month ago
BG
$50
Brenda Green
1 month ago
RJ
$178
Robert Abel Jr
1 month ago
KS
$1,114
Kitty Fund at Shakers
1 month ago(Offline Donation)

Thank you everyone who donated xoxoxo

TH
$250
Todd Hargan
1 month ago
Angelique Munro
7 months ago
1
1

Thank you Aunt Pat for your generous donation and keeping your promise to my Mom to always be there and look out after me! You're the only one in our huge family that had kept the promise! Much love & Respect Angelique

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