(Written by Aarons partner)
My partner (assigned female at birth) identify as transgender and can no longer live with having to bind his chest, carrying body parts he feels does not belong to him nor represents who he is inside.
His body has slowly become a prison, and I am desperately turning to you for help with funding the surgery to remove his breast tissue (aka. Mastectomy) fearing he cannot wait any longer.
Hi, my name is Ninnileo.
When my partner Aaron and I first went to the clinic we thought this would be the beginning of a not too long journey.
He came out to me a year ago telling me he identifies as trans, thus feeling grave discomfort in the body he was assigned at birth. He has been struggling with these feelings ever since he was a child but just found the words to express and interpret these emotions.
We processed this insight for a few months and started to reach out to other people in our community to find comfort.
Unfortunately - that was not all that would be found. Along the way Aaron has been harassed, threatened and mocked to the point where he sometimes found it unbearable to even go to work in fear of being ridiculed or in any other way, hurt.
At the Doctors Office
”His mind do not have the time to hold on for twelve months”
This is when we understood we had no other choice but to extort the courage from within and go see a doctor.
At the doctors office we were informed that the current wait (just to see someone to talk to specializing in transgender investigations) is, at the time of writing - over a year.
Seeing my partner struggling with this agony on a daily basis leaves me convinced his mind do not have the time to hold on for 12 months, and thereafter wait even longer before he’ll be able to get the surgery necessary for his well being.
We had to find another way and eventually found a Private Practice Surgeon specializing in mastectomies, who offers treatment for transgender people with a waiting list of only a few weeks.
The surgery however, costs exactly 76’000sek (approximately 8900USD) and even though I’d give anything I have to help him we simply cannot afford it.
This is why I turn to you.
Aaron is the most important person in my life and I want to see him freed from the pain his current body is causing him.
I have such gratitude and appreciation towards anybody supporting our cause, even the smallest contribution or simply spreading the word has the biggest impact!
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With my kindest regards,