Dante's Top Surgery Fund

Hey! My name is Dante De Jesús and I'm a non-binary college freshman. Top surgery has always felt unattainable to me. Whether it was the lack of transgender resources here in my country or my family's disdain over the idea, I've tried to forget about it. I tried to bind, but it became a struggle. Binders either didn't flatten my chest or my scoliosis prevented me from wearing them for long. My chest was just something I was unable to escape from. I was trapped. I thought the only way out was to conform and try my best to keep dysphoria at bay. That was until I had a dream where I got top surgery… it felt so real. I got to see my scars for the first time… Waking up only to find that nothing had changed hit me hard. I haven't really been the same since. To have that taken away from me made me realize that conforming was never an option. I deserve to recognize myself in the mirror. My chest might have been given to me, but it was never mine to keep.

 

That is why I need your help. As a college freshman, most of my funds will go towards gaining financial independence from my parents. I’m also going to be paying for my surgery alone. Meanwhile, to make the matters worse, my insurance doesn't cover top surgery, forcing me to pay out-of-pocket.

 

Where the money will be going:

 

Top Surgery cost: $7,000
 

Surgical Center Fees: $2,575
 

Pathology Fee: $300
 

I'll have to stay in Florida a week post-op, but I'll try my best to cover the cost of my stay myself. In regards to other crowdfunding, I have plans to start an Etsy shop where all the funds gathered will go toward my Top Surgery. I'll add the link as soon as I'm able to plan it and get it running. I also have a Ko-Fi where I draw for tips. I'm in the process of replacing the tablet so I'll add the link as soon as I'm ready to set up.
 
Thank you all so much for everything! Whether you donated or shared this page, none of this would be possible without you and I am forever grateful! :) <3

Donations

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  • Monica Mena  
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Diego Falcón 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Amneris Echevarría  
    • $20 
    • 6 d
  • Sarian Casellas 
    • $20 
    • 11 d
  • Paula Gaudier 
    • $15 
    • 11 d
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Fundraising team: Yeety Tiddie Committee (4)

Dante De Jesús 
Organizer
Raised $40 from 3 donations
San Juan, PR
Jesús Marrero Suárez 
Team member
Raised $23 from 1 donation
Diego Falcón 
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
Rocio Villanueva 
Team member
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