Kimber's Top Surgery and Recovery Fund

Hello dear community, this is August.

I created this GoFundMe for my partner Kimber. If you can contribute some funds to help cover the cost of their top surgery expenses, or share this with other people you know who might want to help, it would really mean the world to me. <3


Hi! I’m Kimber. Queer, trans, neurodivergent, and transitioning at 41.

So weird, these bodies we are tucked into. Mine needs tailoring. Really exhausted with hunching and hiding my chest. Ready to stand up more confidently!

At the time of surgery (December 28th!), I will be 9 months into HRT. I have struggled with gender dysphoria for as long as I can remember and now finally have arrived at an intersect in life where I have a strong emotional and physical support system. For the first time, it finally feels possible.

I’m a dog groomer and it’s very physically demanding with heavy lifting, so no worky for me for 2 months after surgery. Financial support is the last hardship on this journey and I’m now ready to accept that I can’t do this without asking for a little help. I figure that writing this is less difficult than the dysphoria I feel everyday…so here I am, reaching out.

Need to raise:

Cost of surgery - $7,800 not covered by insurance.
Living expenses for 2 months of recovery - $4,700
Grand total omg this is scary…. $12,500

I finally feel I deserve to live the way that is authentic, my true self, more confidently. Thanks so much for your support.


One final note: The total for living expenses includes food costs, but meal drop-offs would be a huge help as well! Big note: I’m vegan! (Message August if you are interested in dropping off food)

Donations (55)

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  • Michael Fabrizio
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • Jenna Koopmans
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Audi Deaouvlt
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Virginia Quinonez
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Paige Jensen
    • $20 
    • 10 mos
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August Stockwell
Chicago, IL

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