For the past 4 years of my life, even doing things as simple as going jogging, swimming, and exercising have been impossible for me due to the issues that come with binding. Even going out in public every day makes me feel deeply insecure, something that binding cannot fix. Something I am very passionate about is playing in the marching band, and my dream is to be in a world class Drum Corps. But until my surgery, that dream is not something that I can achieve. This surgery will allow me to exercise and march, and more importantly, it will help me be able to feel secure and confident about myself again.
The date has already been set, so the final step in this part of my journey is to raise money. The estimated cost is around $6,000. Although my insurance will cover some of the cost, most of the payment is up to me. I am a freshman in college, and most of my money is going into being able to afford an apartment and food. This is why I need your help in finally achieving something that will change my life in such a positive way.
If you cannot donate, it would mean the world to me if you could share this donation with your friends and family. Any amount will help me get closer to my goal.
Thank you so much for your support.
UPDATE: Insurance came through, and the money donated is enough to cover the cost! I am so incredibly thankful for everyone who donated. The surgery went well, and while I'll still be recovering for quite a while, I am extraordinarily happy with this huge step in my life. Thank you so, so much for making this an achievable goal. Without your help, we would not have been able to do this. I am looking forward to seeing everything I am able to do now without fear, shame, or discomfort. This is the biggest change in my life, and I do not regret it in the slightest. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We did it!!
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