Help me to get Gender Reassignment Surgery!

Thank you for reading my page. I'm Sara Rocha, I'm 25 and I live in the UK. I am a transgender woman. I suffer from extreme gender dysphoria and I've been transitioning for 2 years on hormones, living full time as my full, female self.

I am requesting donations from the public, so that I can pay for Gender Reassignment Surgery. I am hoping that this fundraising will only take several months, perhaps a year. This means that my penis will be reconfigured and reshaped into a vagina that looks, smells, feels and functions like that of a cisgender woman. I need this so that I can be happy.

What the money will pay for: the surgery itself (about 13000 british pounds), the flight (two-way about 1000 british pounds), food while there in Thailand (where the surgery will be performed), and post-op costs too for the first year (buying lubricants, gloves, pads to sit on while dilating, etc - it's very expensive) plus money to live on food-wise whilst in recovery. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Bank (replacement for Dr. Suporn) in Thailand.

Transitioning has improved my life in so many ways. I'm happier, less depressed and I have more friends. However, I can't look at myself in the mirror without feeling major distress about my genitalia. I used to regularly suffer panic attacks, though that has been partly mitigated through the use of SSRIs prescribed by my doctor.

My early childhood was highly traumatizing, and this continued until adulthood. I never quite understood why I was unhappy, but I was. I finally figured out that I'm trans when I was 21. When I came out - 4 years ago - I lived in Portugal with my mother at the time. Trans care is really bad in Portugal, to the point where transphobic doctors were actively gatekeeping me and holding back medical treatment that I needed. My mother and the rest of my family were extremely hostile, and forced me to live as a guy. I was on the verge of suicide, until one day I met a fellow trans girl from the UK. She helped me, and I moved in with her to her home in England.

My life is on a standstill. I need surgery so that I can be happy. I'm on the NHS waiting list in the UK, but it could be 5 years before I get my surgery. I don't want to wait that long. I can't even get in the shower most of the time. I go unwashed for days on end, because I can't stand to look at my genitalia.

I intend to register with the Suporn Clinic, which is located in Thailand and is one of the best centres for genital surgery on earth. Dr. Suporn has already fully trained a replacement surgeon (Dr. Bank) who is very good, as good as Suporn himself.

I’ve tried everything to raise the money myself, but I’ve failed. I can't hold down a job, due to major depression and anxiety. I am currently relying on the support of a friend whom I live with. She cooks and cleans for me. She is also trans, and has had the same surgery I intend to have, so I know I have support for post-op recovery.

I want to be able to love my body and myself. Most other people have this privilege. I won’t be able to love myself until I have surgery. It has greatly interfered with my personal relationships, to the point where some of them have broken down. At this point, I’m desperate.

Even if it’s only a small amount, any amount will help. I don’t even want to think about my future if I fail to get my surgery. I can’t wait another 5 years. I want to be able to focus on my passions in life, without worrying about my genitalia.

Will you help me?

Donations ()

  • Madeleine Henson 
    • £100 
    • 4 mos
  • Jack Julian 
    • £6 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £200 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 12 mos
  • Leah Rowe 
    • £602 
    • 12 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sara Rocha 
Canvey Island, East of England, United Kingdom
Jose Rocha 
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