Mia's Top Surgery & Healing Fund

For this particular description, Mia prefers they/them pronouns. That being said, this is forever evolving and Mia is figuring their preferences out, day by day.

Mia's boobs need to go. Mia's body dysmorphia needs to go.

Mia is a 27-year old living in their hometown of New Orleans, LA. They have envisioned top surgery for years. It is time for Mia to take this essential next step in their life. Mia's mother has come fully on board and is very supportive of this need; Mia, themself, has gotten over their own fears and feels so ready "to become the person who they truly are." All that's stopping them is the money (or lack thereof).

Mia has a large extended family, and lives in a (beautiful) city where it's easy to run into people they know. Though their parents are supportive, many others are ignorant to Mia's needs and sometimes act accordingly. Therefore, Mia has asked me to lead this campaign so as to ensure that their privacy is maintained when it comes to their community. 

I am committed to getting this fundraiser to its goal, all while maintaining collaboration with Mia. I have already laid a practice of checking in with Mia consistently, and will be doing so throughout this entire campaign. Nothing happens without Mia's consent. Mia is also the person with the keys to the GoFundMe, and so all the funds are being sent to them directly.

We are raising USD$24,125.00 for the top surgery and recovery. The cost of the surgery is $10k; hospital/administrative fees can be as high as $5k; Mia will be traveling out of state (with a companion) to receive care from a top doctor and will need to stay there for the post-operative appointment; the rest of that portion of the funds will be used for healing (which often takes 3 weeks, but in some cases can take up to 6 months). Considering Mia is a big-breasted person, we want to ensure that they have enough support post-surgery for healing.

The final USD$875.00 is a standard fee to GoFundMe for hosting this fundraiser on their site.

Thank you for donating to this campaign and helping Mia take one giant leap closer to their truth and freedom.


- written by Mia's friend, Sina al-Qamar

Donations

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  • Aoife Costello 
    • $5 
    • 11 hrs
  • Mallory Mead 
    • $5 
    • 12 hrs
  • Kayla Thomas 
    • $50 
    • 13 hrs
  • Jordan Stowell 
    • $5 
    • 13 hrs
  • Eliza Herring 
    • $50 
    • 18 hrs
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Organizer

Mia Scherer 
Organizer
New Orleans, LA
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