Gender confirmation surgery

My name has not always been Larissa.  At birth I was given the name Lawrence and was called Larry.  The problem was that I never felt like a Larry. In fact I never felt male at all, ever.  I suffered a lot of shaming, bullying and beatings because I was unable to conform to the norms of gender in the 1940s, 50s, 60s etc and gradually learned to hide my feeling deep inside.  I lived most of my life depressed and lonely.  About 25 years ago it came down to defying the world and living according to my inner feelings or ending it all.  I chose to begin the long process of slowly coming out to my friends and later the world.  I obtained counseling, hormone therapy and began to live as I should.  Unfortunately I was never too well off and the surgery was very expensive.  Insurance didn't cover one dime of any of it.  Now I have an opportunity for partial coverage from Medicare.  That would leave my portion plus some related expenses.  I see this as a limited opportunity as the political situation could take that coverage away.  My age is also a limiting factor.  I really want to feel complete for the first time in my life.  I changed my name seven years ago and have lived as a woman for almost 15 years.  It is time to make this dream come true but that is almost impossible on Social Security.  I spend much of my time doing lots of volunteer work but will have to quit to get a job to raise money for this surgery.  You could help allow me to continue helping others by helping me reach this goal
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Larissa Lynn Sneider 
Evanston, WY
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