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Help Briar Rose Get Gender Affirming Surgery

$1,262 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 24 days
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It's been a hard path. Over four years ago I came out as a transgender woman, and started socially and physically transitioning. After about a year I started pursuing vaginoplasty, but the cost was too prohibitive. I then went through a long struggle with mental illness I never fully recovered from that cost me my career and landed me in large amounts of debt. Now, I'm trying to get an orchiectomy. I just learned that my bill AFTER INSURANCE will be nearly $5,000. I could use any help you can offer so that I don't have to put an end to my second try at getting gender affirming surgery.

I have already received letters of support from two therapists, and my current psychiatrist supports me getting this surgery. The surgery is scheduled. All my therapists and doctors believe that this surgery would greatly help treat my gender dysphoria, and help me find some peace. The only roadblock is the cost.

The surgery is scheduled for July 18th, and then the bill will be due soon after that.

Anything left after the cost of surgery and the processing fees will go toward food for myself and my friend who will be flying into town to take care of me during recovery.

I honestly don't know if I can go through having to cancel another gender affirming procedure. I've been building up to this for years, and even this most recent process has taken over 6 months and included humiliating and oppressive questioning/gate keeping. If this doesn't work out I'm not sure I'll ever be able to fully me.

Please help with whatever you are able.

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The operation was yesterday, and it went great. One moment I was being given oxygen, then the next I was waking up and it was done.

Healing has been going great so far. I am able to walk around a little, and I've been feeling great.

I feel so happy! Happier than I thought I would be now. I didn't know the extent that I was suffering before this, and now i feel so free and at ease in myself.

Thank you again everyone who has donated or otherwise supported me. It means so much.
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less than one week until surgery and over 20% raised. Thank you to everyone who has given so far, and if you haven't shared my fundraiser yet please do!
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I had a dream last night that I got a letter saying my surgery was covered. I think this is from all of the great feels I have been getting about how this operation will change my life. I was so excited, but then I realized it was a dream. Lets be real though, I'm going forward with this procedure either way. I can barely afford to eat right now, and I'm drowning in debt. This will mean thousands of dollars more of debt for me. Still, I feel like this operation is needed no matter what.

I literally passed out on the side of the road the other day due to stress around this.

It means the world to me that people have given what they can so far, but I'm wondering what we can do to get this to more people. I would greatly appreciate your help in this. I love you all.
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Today is my pre-op appointment. Thanks so much for everyone who has donated and shared so far. You are contributing to a huge life altering part of my life. I hope I can pay it forward in the future by continuing organizing, lifting up others, and living my life to my fullest potential. We still have a ways to go with this fundraiser, but you all have given me hope.

If you haven't donated or shared yet, then now is your chance. Thank you for any help you are able to provide
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