Get Weight off Kit's Chest!

Summary:

I have trouble breathing, I have a lot of chest pain (that does NOT seem heart related); I have years of back and chest pain stretching for about 20 years. A breast reduction would help me breathe, as well as affirm my gender, and let me exercise better, move better, even simply have more choice in clothes (due to being an GG/H cup, which means I HAVE to order online and hope stores even have my size). It'd literally get weight off my chest. I've also been advised that even if I were to get treated for sleep apnea, a breast reduction FIRST would end up saving money, time, and not having to get multiple sleep studies / CPAPs done in a year.

Monies donated helps with consult fees, my surgery bill (facility, anesthesia, surgery fees), mitigating being off work (so I can pay my bills), and also enabling me to get assistance and food during recovery. Thank you!

Full story:

I thought I had heart problems.

I thought my back problems entirely due to backpacks and carrying too much weight. But even as a teen, chiropractors would say: I'm carrying too much weight on my chest, it's hurting my upper back. 

That's over 20 years of back and chest problems. Getting worse and worse, going in and out of urgent care only to be told "it's chest wall inflammation" at best, and "people would kill to have your chest, stop complaining" and sent home with hundreds of dollars in co-pays and facility fees.

I've had to be careful with panic attack symptoms, because with weights on my chest, some of the symptoms present similar to heart concerns. I’ve had back spasms and back pain as well for the last 20 years, all documented in my medical records. All this is basically due to my breasts being too big for my short frame, adding more pressure to my chest and harming my back, and a reduction would help alleviate back and chest pain, likely help breathing, and promote me being able to get more exercise.

So, I need your help.

Monies donated helps with the consult fees, my share of the surgery bill, mitigating being off work (so I can pay my bills), and also enabling me to get compression vests during recovery, assistance and grocery delivery. Thank you!

Donations

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  • Michael Sacco Gibson 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Joshua Secor 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Samantha Richmond 
    • $15 
    • 3 d
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Organizer

Katriel Paige 
Organizer
Baltimore, MD
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