Gus's Top Surgery
And I’ve come to the realization that I need help. Though I work very hard in addition to writing, there’s just no way I can distribute my income to afford the surgery I need so badly. After years of hard work and sacrifice to fund my hormone replacement therapy, this was a difficult and depressing conclusion to come to. I wanted very badly to be able to do this on my own, and falling short feels like a failure. It’s hard, but it is even harder to accept that I can never be the person on the outside that I am on the inside, that I will never be comfortable in my own skin. I’m not ready to concede. I will continue to work as hard as I can to raise funds to have the top surgery done, but I am also admitting my need.
I have chosen Dr. Hope Sherie, a former Air Force surgeon who is now a specialist in this procedure. Her fees are reasonable and in line with what other surgeons charge, and I am confident she is the right doctor for me. I’m only looking to raise the amount of the surgery itself. Medications, pathology, or anything else that might be extra I believe I will be able to cover. Every little bit helps, and you have no idea how grateful I will be for anything. A small donation will literally help to change my life. Even if I am able to raise half of the cost, I can finance the rest, which is something I’m very willing to do, as this is so important to me.
If you cannot donate, please help by sharing or by commenting. I have met many people at conventions like Yaoi-Con, and it always helps to have the testimony of friends that I’m “real.” I have been very fortunate to meet and know such wonderful people, and I appreciate every one, and everything you are willing to do. No matter how small it might seem to help out with a donation or click share to spread the word, it will mean more to me that you can know.
To learn more about top surgery for transgender individuals: http://www.topsurgery.net/procedures/
Here’s to 2017. May everyone’s struggles be a little bit easier and everyone’s successes a little bit brighter and more frequent. I am looking forward to standing on the beach with my shirt off and swimming in the ocean. I’m not giving up on that dream, and I hope everyone else’s dreams come true too. Thanks once again to everyone who has been there for me this year <3
YAY! I'm so thrilled for you!!!!
That is so so awesome!
Oooh, congrats, Gus. :) Look at the numbers going up!
That's great news!!! I get paid again next Friday, so expect another donation. :) *hugs*