Fundraiser for Brody's Gender Reassignment Surgery in Belgrade, Serbia!

$1,130 of $60k goal

Raised by 19 people in 62 months
Brody Ray Runge  KEARNEY, NE

Please join my family and I by helping us raise the funds for the final surgeries needed to complete my transition in Belgrade, Serbia! 

We have some saved of what we need! Every cent helps at this point in time.. 

We want to be able to go over seas within the next year. Once this process is complete I will be able to move forward with my life and career. Not only will I be able to, but my family as well. 

I couldn't be more blessed with the family and friends around me. The support group I have is what keeps me believing that this dream will come true soon. I thank God for the life he has given me and the people he's put in it, because without you all, by no means would this surgery be a possibility for me.
All the money collected will go towards the cost of surgery and travel expenses only. 

In the words on Miley Cyrus, "It ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side. It's the climb. ;)
Thank you to everyone for the support thus far. You all have given us new hope for a future of happiness. :) 

Here is a link to what is to come for my surgery in Belgrade and the steps I will take to complete my transition to the man I've always been inside. I have completed all of the standards of care on this page,  http://www.medical-tourism-in-thailand.com/gender-reassignment-surgery.html 
This is the whole process I will undergo in Serbia,  http://www.medical-tourism-in-thailand.com/plastic-surgery-phalloplasty-dr.html. Please be aware, there are some graphic pictures. 
This is about my surgeon,  http://www.savaperovic.com/rados-djinovic.htm. 

This link should sum it all up and answer any questions you may have, along with a VIDEO at the bottom of the page of the surgery I will get, for strong stomachs ONLY.  http://www.savaperovic.com/ftm-srs-metoidioplasty-total-phalloplasty.htm#total
 


"The Climb"

I can almost see it.
That dream I'm dreaming, but
There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it
Every step I'm takin'
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin'
But I gotta keep tryin'
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most
I've just gotta keep goin', and
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

Keep on movin'
Keep climbin'
Keep the faith baby
It's all about, it's all about
The climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith,



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Update 14
31 months ago

Jillian Atkins! Thank you so much for your donation to the surgery fund! We have one more trip to go to complete all three stages and couldn't be more blessed with all the support we've been given. Thank u again for helping making this dream of mine a reality.
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Update 13
31 months ago

Emily thank you so much thank just made my day! I'm so happy to have your support and to have you on team Brody! Lol thank u again for and the great words.
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Update 12
47 months ago

Caroline thank u soooo much for your donation!' One step closer!! Thank you dear! Means a lot to me and my family!
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Update 11
48 months ago

Autumn Lea and Ashley Hope... Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Wow you girls never cease to amazing me lol. You two are so special and dear to my heart. Thank you from me and the family! so lucky to have met you guys and get so close over such a short amount of time! You guys have helped me through so much crap lately Dont know what I'd do without you! No if only everyone could be as amazing as you two then this world would just be a pretty awesome place for all ;) Thank you again Ladies!
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Emily Keegan
32 months ago

I just watched you on TLC! I was in awe by you. You are such a strong and motivated man. You have an amazing voice that will take you far. You are very blessed with such an amazing family. Never let anyone tell you who to be.....only you know who you are and are meant to be. I am definitely sending everyone I know to your page. Keep your head held high and always be proud of who you are! COLORADO LOVES YOU!!!!!

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Kayla Czehowski
53 months ago

Hey! Just saw your story on TLC for the first time and i've got to say, you've gone on an amazing journey thus far! While my payday is still another week away, I cannot donate at this time... butttt being a college student, i thought i'd bring to your attention how well a college setting is for fundraising. I go to Texas A&M University and i am amazed daily by the ability of strong-willed young adults to raise awareness and come together for a cause. Maybe you should try talking to your local University's GLBT organization about creating a fundraising effort for your cause and help create more awareness for your transgendered people. Just an idea. :) Good luck & much love! <3

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Brody Runge
55 months ago

Thank you SOO much Rebecca Danis for your donation!!! I'm so glad you got to catch the show and enjoy my music and found me! That is so cool how you kinda found your own identity like that! I love it. Its so neat to meet people with different but almost similar stories. So many dif types of ppl in the world and its beautiful! I will DEFinitely try and email ellen and everyone of those! ill try and do it this week! as for me and my facial hair, I cant complain. I love it! haha But thats just me! ;) Keep in touch please! as will I.

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Brody Runge
56 months ago

Big Thanks to Kelsey Harding and Michaela Middleswart for there donations this week I am so thankful for the amazing people in my life! Thank you so much ladies!! Glad to have you be apart of my journey :)

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Brody Ray Runge
62 months ago

deb! thank you so much! this means the world to me!

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$1,130 of $60k goal

Raised by 19 people in 62 months
Created August 15, 2011
JA
$20
Jillian Atkins
31 months ago
$10
Anonymous
48 months ago
AA
$100
Autumn and Ashley
48 months ago

Good Luck B!

JR
$111
JP and Robin
48 months ago
E
$30
Evelyn
48 months ago

Best of luck to you! Thanks for having the courage to tell your story!

JJ
$25
Joshua Johnson
53 months ago

Hey man, hope this helps. I watched the show and your story is very inspirational. Fan of the music btw so keep up the awesome work.

M
$20
MyBunnyGoBoom.Com
53 months ago

Hi from Miami - I wish I could donate more for you, and wish you the very best of luck.

$30
Brittany Smith
55 months ago

Brody love! Hope this helps I know it's not much but as soon as I'm able I plan to contribute more!

BM
$20
bri mcgraw
55 months ago

good luck!!!!! =):

$50
Anonymous
55 months ago
Emily Keegan
32 months ago

I just watched you on TLC! I was in awe by you. You are such a strong and motivated man. You have an amazing voice that will take you far. You are very blessed with such an amazing family. Never let anyone tell you who to be.....only you know who you are and are meant to be. I am definitely sending everyone I know to your page. Keep your head held high and always be proud of who you are! COLORADO LOVES YOU!!!!!

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Kayla Czehowski
53 months ago

Hey! Just saw your story on TLC for the first time and i've got to say, you've gone on an amazing journey thus far! While my payday is still another week away, I cannot donate at this time... butttt being a college student, i thought i'd bring to your attention how well a college setting is for fundraising. I go to Texas A&M University and i am amazed daily by the ability of strong-willed young adults to raise awareness and come together for a cause. Maybe you should try talking to your local University's GLBT organization about creating a fundraising effort for your cause and help create more awareness for your transgendered people. Just an idea. :) Good luck & much love! <3

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Brody Runge
55 months ago

Thank you SOO much Rebecca Danis for your donation!!! I'm so glad you got to catch the show and enjoy my music and found me! That is so cool how you kinda found your own identity like that! I love it. Its so neat to meet people with different but almost similar stories. So many dif types of ppl in the world and its beautiful! I will DEFinitely try and email ellen and everyone of those! ill try and do it this week! as for me and my facial hair, I cant complain. I love it! haha But thats just me! ;) Keep in touch please! as will I.

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Brody Runge
56 months ago

Big Thanks to Kelsey Harding and Michaela Middleswart for there donations this week I am so thankful for the amazing people in my life! Thank you so much ladies!! Glad to have you be apart of my journey :)

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Brody Ray Runge
62 months ago

deb! thank you so much! this means the world to me!

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