Bambi's Transition Assistance Fundraiser

Greetings, my name is Bambi and welcome to my gender transition assistance fundraising page.


My full name is Bambi Mckneely, I'm a 32 yo MTF Transwoman just in the early stages of Hormone Replacement Therapy... about 5 months now. It's my dream, hope, and deep desire to finally, after almost 25 years from the time I first realized something felt wrong, be able to both present and feel myself as the proper gender I have come to realize I am.


At present I work as an unpaid caretaker for my mother who suffers several mental illnesses that prevent her from working as well as make it dangerous for her to be left alone for long periods of time, of course this means that I can't work at the average job which would require me to leave her lone for a minimum of six to eight hours a day if I'm lucky. The last time I held a job like that she ended up fracturing her leg once, and being admitted to special care twice, I quit my job to make sure it doesn't happen again and haven't worked for over 10 years now.


This of course has rather complicated my ability to transition earlier, as I had no insurence for the first while and then only recently did my insurance start covering transition care. To further complicate issues, my old neutral clothing has been wearing out and many of my self care materials (makeup, razors, skin care) were lost in a hurricane some years back and I've been unable to afford more.


Which brings me to this fundraiser, which I set the value at $2,000 which by my estimates should cover the bulk of what I really need. It in essence to raise funds for four vital things regarding my transition:


1 Transportation: I currently rely on public transportation to get to and from the location of my transition care, I'd like to change this at some point, but for now I would just like a more private way then busses so I can go in clothing I'm more comfortable wearing but not ready to go that public with.


2 Transition care costs: mainly this would be so I can afford any medication my issurence won't cover, as of right now they are covering it but they are picky when it comes to certain medicine (I take an antacid medication that they only cover half a years worth) on how much they will cover... and I am worried that at some point they will decide to stop covering the cost for the remainder of the year.


3 Wordrobe: Probably the biggest cost is replacing my worn out wardrobe, I'm a thrifty shopper but with no income there is little I can do when clothing costs $15 - $25 dollars a peice and shoes are around $50 for a pair of sneakers that will last more then three months.


4: Self care: This catagory includes makeup, deoderent, razors, toothpaste, and dental costs (just to get my teeth cleaned my dental insurence will only cover half the cost).


So I am hoping there are some nice and friendly people that can help this poor girl out, even a little bit. One day I hope to be able to safely leave my mother to her own care, but untill that happens I'm reliant on the charity of others just to get by.

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Metairie, LA