Creating this fundraiser was probably inevitable, though I put it off as long as I could in the hopes of self-funding this major life milestone. Unfortunately navigating the bureaucracy of my insurance company is time-consuming and soul-deadening, and so I humbly turn to the philanthropic impulses of my social network.
Ideally my insurance company will eventually reimburse me for some of the costs associated with bottom surgery, but in the meantime I am on the hook for a considerable portion of the cost, including a $2,000 deductible.
The money generated through this fundraiser will go toward paying for my deductible, as well as other ancillary costs that my insurance company won't pay for, like hygiene products and other costs associated with my recovery. I am already in the hole ~$800 as I am forced to pay out of pocket for electrolysis hair removal in advance of bottom surgery which is the primary roadblock standing between me and a surgery date. My insurance company is doing everything in its power to slow walk the reimbursement process and it will likely be months before I see that money.
Should I eventually get reimbursed by my insurance company, the funds will be reallocated toward other transition related costs, such as prescriptions, compensating various caretakers for their time and energy, copays, and therapy, among other costs.
I am anticipating actually having bottom surgery at some point in 2021, likely in the summer or early fall. I won't have a definite surgery date on the schedule for a few more weeks, but will update this fundraiser as the timeline develops.
Any amount helps, and if you can't contribute sharing on your social networks is greatly appreciated!
Major thanks to @AllyMenthol for help with the thumbnail :)