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 two years since I began my transition from female to male. I've been on hormone replacement therapy now for a year now.
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.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my story. Any little bit helps.
I was also happy to be involved in a documentry earlier this year discussing the different gender identities if you would like to view I have included the link below
To understand more about gender transitioning, read this article http://calgaryjournal.ca/index.php/calgaryvoices/1792-trangender-reflection