Help me get Top Surgery please :)

Hi, my name is Evan (He/Him) and I am a FTM latino,  transgender. My family is ignorant about me being trans and they believe that my chronic pain doesn't affect me, even after the countless hospitalizations. I'm diagnosed with Fibromyalgia since age 17. Living with chronic pain makes it hard for me because if I wear a binder, it causes me chest pain, but of course because I can’t wear a binder, my dysphoria affects me greatly. I  feel uncomfortable going out in public, especially to shop for clothes. I wear the same shirts over and over again, wanting to hide my body. Having my chest makes me feel more unsafe going out in public due to transphobia and racism. I am scared of not passing as a male and putting my life at risk when I step outside. I have limited how I present myself because of my gender dysphoria. Fibromyalgia is based a lot on mental health. Living unhappy, trapped, unsafe because of my body keeps dragging my mental health to dark place. If I improve my mental health, hopefully my chronic pain will ease. Additionally, although I’m doing side jobs its hard for me to have a normal job because my arms and legs hurt a lot throughout the day and decreases my strength. Fibromyalgia also makes college tougher. It takes most of my time. I won’t go into depth about it too much but I am poor I struggle to pay for my medicine for my chronic pain. I have dealt with transphobia from my rheumatologist. Past doctors have treated me negatively in the past due to being young and having fibromyalgia. They never understood how real and weak I feel. Invisible disabilities is real and sadly not even pediatricians could respect that. I feel unsafe to go back and my insurance got cut off this month so I have to wait to get a new doctor. It feels nearly impossible for me to reach my goal, I been saving up for 2-3 years now & so far I’ve gathered $3,000. My family won’t support me. Overall, I can tell my gender dysphoria is holding me back. Any help is greatly appreciated, and I mean that, thank you so much! I’m planning on doing double-incision for my top surgery. My surgeon will be Dr. Charles Garramone, from FL. According to the website www.topsurgery.net, it is around $10,500 plus anesthesia. I might change the price once I know the full total cost. I want to be completely transparent about where your money is going. Again, thank you so much for any support. Even if it’s just a share, thank you for taking the time to read my story. 




Also, I am a an artist :’) I’m a college sophomore majoring in Art education. You can follow my journey on Instagram @sappyhuman. Also, I made a video on youtube talking about my process of creating this gofundme: https://youtu.be/7f2s-g8smt0. There are also other videos where I talk about the beginning of me starting testosterone and my experience with fibromyalgia :)

Donations

  • Yescenia Danza  
    • $15 
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  • Anonymous 
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  • Victoria Lynch 
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  • Marialejandra Rojas 
    • $5 
    • 16 d
  • Lisa Berry 
    • $5 
    • 18 d

Organizer

Evan Lopez 
Organizer
Miami, FL

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