Help fund my Facial Feminization Surgery


My name is Nia Cola, I'm 32 years old and I'm an economist living in the northern Virginia area. I'm currently unemployed due to covid related disruptions and searching for a job, I am also working towards getting facial feminization surgery (FFS).  I have VA Medicaid which, like many other insurance plans, does not cover the cost of FFS. The cost of FFS out of pocket can range from between $20k to $50k.

I have been receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for roughly six years. In that time my appearance has changed substantially, however because I did not start HRT until I was 26, significant changes to my skull have already occurred which HRT can't reverse. I feel FFS is necessary to undo these changes in order to alleviate my own dysphoria and reduce the possibility of harassment.

I've recently had a consultation for the surgery with Dr. Spiegel in Boston and I'm seeking assistance in covering part of the cost. I've spent years researching these procedures and surgeons and I feel confident that he is the right one for me, so now what I'm asking for is $20,000. I live with my family and they will be supporting me as well. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you <3


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Nia Cola 
Leesburg, VA
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