Kris's Top Surgery & Recovery Fund!

$4,155 of $5,200 goal

Raised by 33 people in 7 months
Created June 18, 2018
Hi! My name is Kris and I am transgender. I am trying to raise money so that I can have top surgery (a double mastectomy) and live more comfortably in my body. I have chosen not to fully transition to male, so I'm not on testosterone. I experience considerable dysphoria and discomfort thanks to my chest, and feel that if I could get rid of the "ladies," I would be less likely to experience this discomfort. I appreciate any donation, no matter how small, that will help me to receive this surgery. Thank you.
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Update 4
Posted by Kris Trevino Irvin
4 months ago
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I feel like an idiot. I didn't read the fine print very carefully when I started this campaign and GoFundMe took out way more in fees than I expected. At this point, I'm not asking for more donations but I did update my campaign to reflect the entire surgery cost ($7150) and am going to just leave it open till I have surgery. Just wanted to post this update so people understand when they see that the campaign went from being funded to not and hopefully people don't think I'm a jerk for doing this. I'm not a jerk on purpose; I just didn't think as hard as I should have because I never expected to get funded in the slightest.
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Update 3
Posted by Kris Trevino Irvin
4 months ago
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I have been funded for what I originally asked for and I am so grateful. There are just no words. Truly. That said, when I originally made this campaign, I didn't think I'd get even a fraction of the money I needed.

If you want to help out elsewhere (I have friends who are trying to fund their own surgeries,) please feel free to message me privately or contact me via Facebook/Twitter.

Thank you all so much. I am aiming to have surgery in January or February of 2019 and I cannot wait.
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Update 2
Posted by Kris Trevino Irvin
5 months ago
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Hey friends! I've gotten some criticism about this fundraiser so let me just say that I am trying my very best to raise the money on my own, it's just really difficult when you're a parent, student, spouse, and chronically ill. I'd also prefer to use my CareCredit account as little as possible. Thank you so much for your support. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
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Update 1
Posted by Kris Trevino Irvin
6 months ago
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Hello friends! I am so, so grateful for your support. It means so much to me to see people contributing however they can, either financially or by sharing this campaign. It's done my heart a world of good during a rough time.

I met with my chosen surgeon yesterday. She is Dr. Dana Johns and she works out of Riverton, UT (10 minutes from my house.) She said that because I have a larger chest, I will probably require 2 sets of drains which might need to stay in for 2 weeks. I'll have to wear a compression vest for 4-6 weeks post op. I do have to lose some weight before she would feel comfortable operating, and I think by the time I do it will be too close to our family vacation in December for me to have surgery beforehand. So that's kind of disappointing. But in any case I can almost certainly have it done before Pride 2019! My original goal was to have top surgery before I turn 35, and I'm still well clear of that (I'll be 32 in November.)

Again, thank you so much for your support and your love. It means the world to me.
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Raised by 33 people in 7 months
Created June 18, 2018
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