Max's Top Surgery & Recovery Fund

Hi All,

My name is Max, and I’m a 24-year-old queer trans man living in the Bay Area. I work as a tutor and as a community liaison for a summer camp, doing fundraising and outreach. I’m aiming to get my teaching credential in Special Education in the near future.

For the last two years, I have been working towards gender-confirming top surgery and it has been a bumpy ride. Earlier this year I got to the end of the process to get this expensive procedure covered only to lose my insurance, and all of my progress, at the last moment due to a clerical error. 

Now, my surgery is scheduled for late November, and I’ve finally gotten to the finish with only 2 obstacles left: out-of-pocket costs associated with the surgery and quality-of-life expenses (scar repair cream, post-op care, meal & grocery delivery, etc.). Some wonderful friends already contributed almost $500 to me directly (thank you!) and I’ve been saving every bit that I can. I still need roughly $1,000 for the procedure and about $800 for other expenses. 

This year I’ve struggled with food insecurity and chronic health issues, and even with 2 jobs, it has been extremely difficult for me to build up a reliable enough income stream to survive during COVID, let alone plan for major surgery.

Having this procedure done will drastically improve my mental health, which will allow me to do better for the kids I dedicate my time to supporting. I am extremely grateful for donations of any amount. If you're unable to donate at this time, sharing this on social media would also be very much appreciated.




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Max Pitman 
Canyon, CA
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