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Help Andrew Get Top Surgery

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Our friend Andrew Stoebe is preparing to schedule his gender-affirming surgery and he needs our help! Here’s a little information from Andrew:

Today, March 31st we recognize transgender lives.

I began my transition in October 2019. Coming out was exciting and nerve wracking. Luckily, I had an incredibly supportive network of family and friends to welcome me into this new chapter of my life. Since I was a young kid, I felt disconnected, uncomfortable and in disagreement with the body I was born into. I still feel that way, but have learned ways to cope in the meantime. As many of you know, I was given an opportunity to legally change my name. Among the many people that change their names, for transgender people, changing your name is an incredible milestone. A step along the journey of growing into one’s true self. For me, that was huge and showed me that all of my goals and milestones are reachable. This brings me to the point of why we’re here today. I am asking my loved ones, friends and comrades to lend me assistance in getting Top Surgery. I feel blessed to live in an age where it’s possible to achieve my dreams as a trans man, but I’ll need some help to get there. Currently, I am uninsured. In fact, even if I was, most employer-offered coverage doesn’t cover gender-affirming surgery. This leaves the out-of-pocket cost being around $10,000-$12,000. My fundraising goal is to raise $10,000 so I can get the surgery scheduled by September 2023. On average, surgeries get scheduled between 8-10 months in advance. This is something I’ve wanted my whole life. Even if we don’t know each other, chances are, someone you know and love is transgender. If trans rights and abilities are something you care about, this is a tangible, first-hand way you can help someone in the midst of many harmful legislations being passed. I appreciate the time you took to read. Feel free to share this post.

Thank you, Andrew.

Will you commit to financially supporting Andrew as he seeks to receive necessary, gender-affirming care?

Donations of any size help. All donations will be put to the cost of top surgery and immediate recovery. If you would like to send a check instead, please send me a message and I can help provide an address.

If you are unable to support with a financial donation, please consider sharing this with your network.

Check out this MPR article about a free name change clinic that Andrew participated in!


  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
    • 10 mos
  • Marissa Carff
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Mackenzie Fischer
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Sammi Harmon
    • $30 
    • 1 yr
  • Alex Brachmann
    • $20 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Hannah Friedrich
St. Paul, MN
Hannah Stoebe

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