Help Ollie Pay for Emergency Surgery

Hello,

My name is Oliver. 

In mid-October, I developed a searing pain in my vagina. I was told by my surgeon that some of the tissue that had been removed during my bottom surgery four years ago had grown back. I have spent pretty much every moment since 1. in pain, and 2. chasing down his office or another one that could surgically remove the tissue. The good news is persistence is key — at one point I couldn't get an appointment so I had an exciting trip to the emergency room — and I'll be going in for surgery next Wednesday (12/16.) In less good news, surgery and the care surrounding it are expensive. As is managing chronic pain and the apparent full-time job that is receiving anything approaching meaningfully adequate healthcare as a trans person in this godforsaken country. As such, I'm asking for your help.

Your money will go to my directly to my medical care and the costs incurred by seeking it. My insurance covers the procedure itself but I need assistance with, but not limited to, the following: a space to recover, food while recovering, assistance with recovery, transportation while unable to walk, covering usual expenses during the period I have been and will continue to be unable to work, and a slight cushion for incidentals as healing from a procedure like this is uniquely draining and non-linear. My prescribed recovery period is up until January of the new year. All told, that's a little over 3 months where I will have been unable to work. 

I understand that we are in the middle of a crisis and people's resources are limited. Covid has made all of this process more expensive and stressful than it already would have been. Anything you can give helps me receive the care I need. Please share if you can, and thanks for reading <3
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Oliver Wight 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY