For those who don't know me, my name is Anji, and I'm a 22-year-old soon-to-be Musical Theatre graduate.
In 2007, I started going through Precocious puberty, which resulted in my breasts growing at a rapid rate, and throughout my teenage years, they would continue to grow exponentially. I have since been diagnosed with a condition known as gigantomastia, the excessive growth of breast tissue. As it stands, I wear a 40JJ to 40K bra, which barely supports me due to the weight on my chest.
Because of this, I have developed an excruciating back condition that affects my mobility and general day-to-day life; I cannot walk without a walking aid on the worst days, and painkillers barely take the edge off the pain. I also suffer from sores under my breasts, and my bra straps cut into the skin of my shoulders. I also have grade 3 breast ptosis, as diagnosed by a doctor.
This surgery is for medical reasons, not cosmetic.
The issues lie in the fact that doctors have routinely refused me surgery due to my current weight - I am often told to lose half of my body weight to be eligible for full reduction. Still, I cannot lose weight effectively due to my back condition.
EDIT: I have unsuccessfully tried to find surgeons all over the country and out of the country, but most of them try to corner me into losing weight first. I initially opened this gofundme as a clinic had given me false promises of offering the surgery to me without disclosing that I had to be under a BMI of 34.
However, I refuse to lose hope.
Sadly, the surgery in the UK costs anywhere between £6000 to £11000, which is why I have upped the total goal to £7500, which should cover my surgery, should I find a surgeon, and my travel. I am still aiming to lose weight the best I can, as well as earn my own money to help fund this surgery, gut any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please help me my dreams come true, I have been waiting for this surgery for nearly 10 years.