Ari's Gender Affirming Surgery Fund

Hey everyone! I will be getting a major, long-awaited gender affirming surgery on December 2, 2020. Because of recent events, the hospital is requiring me to quarantine before and after surgery (for a total of 5 weeks). The healing process and recovery period will then take around three months plus. Due to the pandemic, I have lost both of my jobs and have yet to find sustainable employment.

I'm not that public about myself and feel vulnerable telling people about my surgery and asking for help financially. However, a little bit of help during this time would go a long way and allow me to focus on my healing journey.

The money I raise will go towards securing a clean place for my partner, Renee, and I to stay near the hospital for 5 weeks,  medical costs not covered by insurance, medical in-home care, travel costs, and helping to cover standard bills like rent, food and gas.

I know it is a hard time for everyone, please only give what you can. I thank you for anything you contribute. Your support means the world to me. (If you would rather donate to me directly my venmo is @Ari-Marz)

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Ari Martinez 
Santa Cruz, CA
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