Stef's FFS - Campaign Complete!

$32,055 of $32k goal

Raised by 1,759 people in 14 months
Stephanie Luciana Peloza  North York, ON
(THIS CAMPAIGN IS COMPLETE! WITH ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE, I FINALLY GOT MY FFS ON DECEMBER 16TH, 2016. I AM HAPPIER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN - THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

You can view the entire process, as promised, starting with this video here:
There are 6 episodes in total so far. Happy viewing!

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Hello there!

My name is Stef Sanjati. I am a 20 year old transgender woman from Toronto, Canada, and I feel it is time for me to undertake my gender confirming surgeries.

For every transgender person, these surgeries can be a little different. Some trans people don't want them at all - whatever makes that person feel at home in their body is what they typically pursue.

For myself, waking up and looking in the mirror is like pressing reset on your favourite game every day. Losing all progress, going backwards, never reaching your potential. It's incredibly frustrating, not seeing what you see in your head in the mirror. I don't think I have uploaded an untouched photograph since before I started my transition - I nip and tuck at my face, reducing my jaw here, enlarging my cheek here... all with the goal of looking more like what we percieve as feminine. 

Here is photograph of me as a child, then as an adult before starting my transition, and something more recent, after at least two hours of hair, make-up, and lighting (and 5 months on estrogen!):


I update people on my life, transition, and offer advice on my YouTube channel , which you can click HERE  to view! You can also watch some of my most recent transition update below:


What I would like to do is share the process of my gender confirming surgeries with my audience as well, not only to provide hope, information, and resources to other transgender people who want to undergo gender confirming surgeries, but also to educate anyone else who may want to be informed.

I will be undergoing both SRS (Sexual Realingment Surgery) and FFS (Facial Feminization Surgery). This GoFundMe campaign is focusing solely on the FFS costs: $45,000 CAD.

The end goal of $45,000 Canadian dollars may seem like a lot, so let me break down the costs for you. The procedures themselves make up over $43,000 of the overall cost.  The remainder of the funds will be used to cover the recovery time, lodging, transportation, and cost of living while I am outside of Canada, in Boston, Massachusetts). These funds will NOT be used for purchasing new wardrobe items, for laser hair removal, getting my nails done, hair done, or any other luxury procedures or items. They will purely be put towards the procedures themselves and the costs associated with them.

Because of the demand for these surgeries, I will likely be unable to book these procedures any earlier than December 2016, or early to mid 2017. 

Undergoing FFS (and SRS) would vastly improve my mental health. I would love to share the experience with all of you, and everyone else on YouTube, so that people can learn about gender confirmation surgeries and what they mean to transgender people. These are not as simple as feeling better about the curve of our nose, it is much larger than that. These surgeries are about feeling like you, every day, when you wake up in the morning - before cinching, pulling, and covering every inch of your body with body shapers, tape, and cosmetics. They're about recognizing yourself in the mirror, and feeling like living, going outside, is possible, and not something to dread.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this wall of text - I would like you to know that even you being here, and educating yourself on what gender confirmation surgeries mean to me and other trans people is wonderful in and of itself. I am thankful you took the time to read about it, and if you donate towards my procedures, know that I am eternally grateful, and I hope you will keep up with my transition on my YouTube channel  so that you can see the happiness you have brought me.

Until next time - be yourself, I love you!

Stef Sanjati

(UPDATE 5/7/2016: I have put $4800 CAD of my savings towards the campaign, therefore decreasing the goal to $40,200.)

(UPDATE 9/6/2016: I have put $10,000 of sponsorship money towards the campaign, therefore reducing the goal, but adding $3500 to cover hotel costs. The surgery has been booked and will be happening December 16th, 2016!)
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Update 5
Posted by Stephanie Luciana Peloza
3 months ago
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Hi everyone! Many of you will likely know that the surgery I was saving for with your help in this crowdfunding initiative, I got just about four weeks ago! You can check out my YouTube channel for updates - this campaign was officially successful and is officially closed. Thank you SO MUCH to each and every single person who donated, shared, or even just read this page. You mean the world to me, and it is because of you and you as a group that I was able to get this procedure. My life has changed forever, and I have never in my life felt better. Thank you so much. I love you. <3
4 weeks after FFS.
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Update 4
Posted by Stephanie Luciana Peloza
7 months ago
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(UPDATE 9/6/2016: I have put $10,000 of sponsorship money towards the campaign, therefore reducing the goal, but adding $3500 to cover hotel costs. The surgery has been booked and will be happening December 16th, 2016!)
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Update 3
Posted by Stephanie Luciana Peloza
11 months ago
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Hi everyone! It's been three months, and thanks to the generosity of over two thousand of you beautiful people, we are over 50% of the way through the crowdfunding towards my FFS. I appreciate all of your love, support, and assistance, and I can't wait to share the procedure and recovery with you, and to educate the world on more trans topics.

Some adjustments have been made to the campaign, so take a peek if you'd like! I love you!

Stef
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Update 2
Posted by Stephanie Luciana Peloza
13 months ago
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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has contributed to this fund. You have touched my mind and changed my life in a physical way that I never could have anticipated - we are SO CLOSE to being able to fund my SRS! Thank you, I love you all so much. <3
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Sarah Hall
14 months ago

So...I got a subscription crate today and was really bummed with it because most of what was in it turned out to be bootleg, but then I saw your newest video (which didn't immediately pop up on my phone for some reason) declaring the start of your gofundme campaign, and I'm so excited. I cancelled that awful subscription and I'm just going to make the donations here for what I would be paying for that fake junk. You're genuine and amazing, and a much better cause. Love you girl ♥ Can't wait for you to start coming out with merch so I can display the bread-love to the world even more!

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Michalia Noelle Brooke Lavoiie
14 months ago

Can i just say how absolutely breathtaking you are!?

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Sabrina Copass
14 months ago
5
5

Im so proud of you! 10k in two days! Let's keep this going buns(:

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Sarah Pierce
14 months ago
3
3

I just wanna tell u as an adopted mother of a transgender female to male child and getting to see his struggles and heartaches baby I feel your pain and I have to tell u that u are a very beautiful young lady without touching that beautiful face if yours I hope u know that but yes I was born with high cheekbones and big hips fat butt and huge boobs lol so I can only imagine how it must feel for u never give up n when your feeling like it's the worst day ever come back to this comment and remember u help little trans babies all over the world to know it's ok to be who they are and who they want to become in their transition as well I do not know u personally nor do u know me but me and my son and daughter love u tremendously for the videos and updates u put in the world for ignorant ass people to realize it's a real thing lots of love from the mid west USA love u steph

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Beth Ann Faber
6 months ago
2
2

You're getting the surgery on my boyfriend AND my sister's birthday! How crazy is that? I'm sure everything will go just fine! :)

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Norma Alvazaz
13 months ago
2
2

Just wanted to say, even thought I'm not in a position to give financially, I do my best to show my support by sharing your link to everybody I know and then some. I wish you the best! You are a very positive, encouraging role model for young people. Not only trans, but everybody can use having a good dose of positive attitude from young to old!

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Gage Tyler Rinebolt
13 months ago
2
2

I love your videos Stef! I can't believe you are already at 20k! :D one step farther in your journey! I am ftm and I hope that one day I'll be able to save and raise enough for my top surgery. ^^ Anyway, good luck to you, beautiful! ❤

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Sean R. Wohlford
14 months ago
2
2

I can only afford to give donate my enthusiastic support. Much luck to you, doll.

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Shannon Elizabeth
14 months ago
2
2

You deserve the world Stef :)

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Jasper Gourlay
14 months ago
2
2

I'm going to help out when I can. I'm broke at the moment

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Lauren Russell
14 months ago
2
2

I'm gonna try and donate something at some point, and I admire tou so much for going through all this, because I know that if I were in your position is be terrified! Much love from England xxx

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Sonja Dietschi
7 months ago
1
1

i am so so happy for you!!! wishing you a smooth recovery, sending lovvee ♥

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Erika Emily Anne Burke
7 months ago
1
1

Good luck with every thing Stef!! You are a very strong young woman with the potential to do amazing things in life! Keep us updated on your transition :) Youre awesome and we all love you ❤

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Bryant Dukes
8 months ago
1
1

Stef, I honestly just want to thank you for informing your viewers on your life. You speak so calmly and kindly towards others. I don't have the money right now so I'll give you my support through words! You're a beautiful human being. =)

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Tím Czakó
9 months ago
1
1

I dont know how you do it but this is amazing you raised over 26k in 4 months i try my gofundme more then half year and only got 5 euro xD

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Ti Czakó
9 months ago
1
1

I dont know how you do it but this is amazing you raised over 26k in 4 months i try my gofundme more then half year and only got 5 euro xD

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Corrie Beard
11 months ago
1
1

I just started watching your channel today and every video I've watched I can't help but smile. You are so beautiful, inside and out, and your story and experiences have moved me. I love your style, your sense of humor, your personality--I wish we were friends IRL! Seriously! You have a light around you that is so infectious. I donated what I could and I'm hoping you will reach your goal soon!

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EP
Elizabeth Palmo
12 months ago
1
1

I'm so proud to see how far you've come in your transition!! My first video of yours that I saw was you talking about Waardenburg Syndrome and the only reason I clicked on it was because of how gorgeous and stunning you were and still are. I love seeing the updates about your time on estrogen and was utterly shocked at the 4 month video, I believe it was. I even went back to listen to your voice before and after. Not only your appearance is gorgeous, but you have an absolutely wonderful personality, because you take your time to give tips and advice to those who are transitioning giving them a boost of confidence and showing them what they are all capable of. I love you, Stef ♥ Stay wonderful!!

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Maralee Nielson
12 months ago
1
1

You are absolutely STUNNING!!! LIKE honestly I'm jealous of how beautiful you are!

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Kyle Washburne
12 months ago
1
1

I love you so much!!!!!! I'm sure I'll be able to donate soon, but I don't have the funds right now :( but I will soon!! ❤️

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$32,055 of $32k goal

Raised by 1,759 people in 14 months
Created February 5, 2016
Stephanie Luciana Peloza  
$10
cliff roffey
2 months ago

love your videos...love the education explains a lot about me and my feelings towards Trans

LH
$20
Lissette Hargett
3 months ago

You go girl!!!

$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
1
1
$5
Anonymous
3 months ago (Monthly Donation)
1
1
LC
$10
Lala C
4 months ago
1
1

Hey sweetie, I know this isn't much but I just wanted to show my support anyway I could. I Love you & Merry Belated Christmas to you and your family! ✨✨

JK
$115
Janet Krawczyk
4 months ago
2
2

Stef - you are so very Brave and Beautiful and your Mom is so Wonderful. Thank You truly for Sharing your journey with us. We don’t care if you don’t look perfect right now, we just want you to be healthy and happy and I hope you do know that you are perfect no matter what. Be patient and let your body heal, you will be better than ever before you know it. Lots of Love and Support and Happy Holidays to you.

IS
$25
Ivy See
4 months ago
1
1

Congrats on your FFS! I can already see the difference!

EG
$10
Emma G
4 months ago
1
1
AO
$5
Aaliyah Olvera
4 months ago
1
1

I love you Stef, I'm sorry that I can't donate more but $5 can cover the coast of a cheese burger :) You're an inspiration to all.

MC
$10
Mary Crawford
4 months ago
1
1
Sarah Hall
14 months ago

So...I got a subscription crate today and was really bummed with it because most of what was in it turned out to be bootleg, but then I saw your newest video (which didn't immediately pop up on my phone for some reason) declaring the start of your gofundme campaign, and I'm so excited. I cancelled that awful subscription and I'm just going to make the donations here for what I would be paying for that fake junk. You're genuine and amazing, and a much better cause. Love you girl ♥ Can't wait for you to start coming out with merch so I can display the bread-love to the world even more!

+ Read More
Michalia Noelle Brooke Lavoiie
14 months ago

Can i just say how absolutely breathtaking you are!?

+ Read More
Sabrina Copass
14 months ago
5
5

Im so proud of you! 10k in two days! Let's keep this going buns(:

+ Read More
Sarah Pierce
14 months ago
3
3

I just wanna tell u as an adopted mother of a transgender female to male child and getting to see his struggles and heartaches baby I feel your pain and I have to tell u that u are a very beautiful young lady without touching that beautiful face if yours I hope u know that but yes I was born with high cheekbones and big hips fat butt and huge boobs lol so I can only imagine how it must feel for u never give up n when your feeling like it's the worst day ever come back to this comment and remember u help little trans babies all over the world to know it's ok to be who they are and who they want to become in their transition as well I do not know u personally nor do u know me but me and my son and daughter love u tremendously for the videos and updates u put in the world for ignorant ass people to realize it's a real thing lots of love from the mid west USA love u steph

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Beth Ann Faber
6 months ago
2
2

You're getting the surgery on my boyfriend AND my sister's birthday! How crazy is that? I'm sure everything will go just fine! :)

+ Read More
Norma Alvazaz
13 months ago
2
2

Just wanted to say, even thought I'm not in a position to give financially, I do my best to show my support by sharing your link to everybody I know and then some. I wish you the best! You are a very positive, encouraging role model for young people. Not only trans, but everybody can use having a good dose of positive attitude from young to old!

+ Read More
Gage Tyler Rinebolt
13 months ago
2
2

I love your videos Stef! I can't believe you are already at 20k! :D one step farther in your journey! I am ftm and I hope that one day I'll be able to save and raise enough for my top surgery. ^^ Anyway, good luck to you, beautiful! ❤

+ Read More
Sean R. Wohlford
14 months ago
2
2

I can only afford to give donate my enthusiastic support. Much luck to you, doll.

+ Read More
Shannon Elizabeth
14 months ago
2
2

You deserve the world Stef :)

+ Read More
Jasper Gourlay
14 months ago
2
2

I'm going to help out when I can. I'm broke at the moment

+ Read More
Lauren Russell
14 months ago
2
2

I'm gonna try and donate something at some point, and I admire tou so much for going through all this, because I know that if I were in your position is be terrified! Much love from England xxx

+ Read More
Sonja Dietschi
7 months ago
1
1

i am so so happy for you!!! wishing you a smooth recovery, sending lovvee ♥

+ Read More
Erika Emily Anne Burke
7 months ago
1
1

Good luck with every thing Stef!! You are a very strong young woman with the potential to do amazing things in life! Keep us updated on your transition :) Youre awesome and we all love you ❤

+ Read More
Bryant Dukes
8 months ago
1
1

Stef, I honestly just want to thank you for informing your viewers on your life. You speak so calmly and kindly towards others. I don't have the money right now so I'll give you my support through words! You're a beautiful human being. =)

+ Read More
Tím Czakó
9 months ago
1
1

I dont know how you do it but this is amazing you raised over 26k in 4 months i try my gofundme more then half year and only got 5 euro xD

+ Read More
Ti Czakó
9 months ago
1
1

I dont know how you do it but this is amazing you raised over 26k in 4 months i try my gofundme more then half year and only got 5 euro xD

+ Read More
Corrie Beard
11 months ago
1
1

I just started watching your channel today and every video I've watched I can't help but smile. You are so beautiful, inside and out, and your story and experiences have moved me. I love your style, your sense of humor, your personality--I wish we were friends IRL! Seriously! You have a light around you that is so infectious. I donated what I could and I'm hoping you will reach your goal soon!

+ Read More
EP
Elizabeth Palmo
12 months ago
1
1

I'm so proud to see how far you've come in your transition!! My first video of yours that I saw was you talking about Waardenburg Syndrome and the only reason I clicked on it was because of how gorgeous and stunning you were and still are. I love seeing the updates about your time on estrogen and was utterly shocked at the 4 month video, I believe it was. I even went back to listen to your voice before and after. Not only your appearance is gorgeous, but you have an absolutely wonderful personality, because you take your time to give tips and advice to those who are transitioning giving them a boost of confidence and showing them what they are all capable of. I love you, Stef ♥ Stay wonderful!!

+ Read More
Maralee Nielson
12 months ago
1
1

You are absolutely STUNNING!!! LIKE honestly I'm jealous of how beautiful you are!

+ Read More
Kyle Washburne
12 months ago
1
1

I love you so much!!!!!! I'm sure I'll be able to donate soon, but I don't have the funds right now :( but I will soon!! ❤️

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