Warren's fund for Medical Expenses
My name is Warren and I was born Transgender. I'm 25 years old and have been living as a Transmale full time for the past four and a half years. I've changed my name and gender legally, along with chopping all my hair off (thank heavens!!) and wearing a chest binder full time.
Here's where it gets very blah.
I have had two consultations for my top surgery with Dr. Robert Feins in Manchester NH and was given the cost estimate of 9,000$ including anesthesia. I have applied for assistance through hospitals and insurances (because I was on NH insurance for low income, it changed several times over the years depending on changing policies. I now have insurance through work, but it does not cover this surgery). I have been DENIED 8 times as of 5/16/17. Reasons being that 1) It is cosmetic and not covered by most insurances or 2)Because my gender is legally MALE, it is no longer a breast reduction and is fully COSMETIC and cannot be applied for through the idea of Gynecomastia because I am not CISMALE.
(Cismale: A person born in the correct Gender of physically Male)
I cannot start hormone treatment due to serious Thyroid problems which is thankfully nothing too serious but sadly not able to be reversed. Taking hormones would be unhelpful with my thyroid being out of whack and possibly harmful so I've been forced to avoid it.
I have been diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorder and Situational and Manic Depression .
((Basically meaning my situation makes me depressed)).
I wear a Binder full time to help with my dysphoria but at the moment, I am nearing a size F bust size so it doesnt do much :( The most that it does is cause heat rashes, bruising, limited breathing and back pain.
I had been seeing a chiropractor for the back pain but have been forced to find a new one as my past one was not very Transfriendly and made my visits extremely uncomfortable.
This aside, I'm also in the works of finding an affordable apartment for myself, my partner and my little brother in attempts to get him out of a bad situation. So money is insanely tight right now I put everything I have into getting him into a safe environment, but no luck so far.
WHAT WOULD YOUR DONATION GO TOWARDS?
Just surgery! All other expenses (bandages, aftercare, transportation and etc) will be covered by my own means, how ever I can find it.
((Yes I do work! ^_^ I work full time as a Security Guard but debts, bills and etc make saving any extra money rare and difficult.)) Your donations will ONLY go towards the surgery itself or the anesthesia!!
WHAT AM I DOING MYSELF TO HELP REACH MY GOAL?
Aside from working full time and taking whatever hours they offer, I save money on the side for my surgery as often as I can; though bills and past hospital debt make this difficult. That aside, I make and sell small crafts off facebook in attempts to try and bump up my goal. I felt it was more worthwhile to let people have something for the money they were sending towards my goal.
Facebook.com/dubstepheartbeatcreations for more info or photos.
LOW ON FUNDS? HOW CAN YOU HELP??
Just sharing! Sharing is a huge help, no matter how small it seems. A SINGLE DOLLAR IS A HELP, BUT A SINGLE SHARE IS JUST AS HELPFUL :)
Though I understand some people wish to be left confidential in their donations, I would LOVE to send Thank you Cards or some sort of appreciation with your donations! Or visit my facebook page and find a craft you'd like to purchase instead! Just let me know!
Thank you SOOOOOOOO SO much for reading and I hope you have a great Day/Night,
I can't donate right now, things are really tight right now...but I have shared your campaign and will hopefully be able to donate soon. I wish you all the luck in the world with this campaign and you getting your top surgery. When my son had his top surgery, it made ALL the difference in the world!! I wish you happiness and joy in all that you do!! ♥ Good luck!! :)