Brodie's Top Surgery
$450 raised
6% of $7.8k goal
17 contributors
30 Weeks left Ends Dec 25, 2019

My name is Brodie Vandewater, and I am a 24 year old ftm man. I live alone, I am a full-time college student and I work a retail job, on top of schooling, to cover the cost of my education, my apartment and my hormones/medication. 

I have been living as male for over a year. Coming out caused me to lose the support of my family. I was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria on top of suffering from depression and anxiety for 9 years. I have been on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) through the use of weekly testosterone injections for almost a year.

My chest causes me endless pain and sadness. It has sucked the joy out of my life and fuels my depression. I'm unable to do things that other guys take for granted, like wearing tank tops, going swimming and changing in the locker room at the gym & school. Even showering is a difficult task. Without this surgery, I am forced to use a chest binder, which restricts my breathing, and has t he potential to "cause scarring to your skin, hurt your mobility, and cause fluid build-up in lungs or even broken ribs." I was recently hospitalized for this reason, as I was unable to breathe.

I am raising money in order to undergo an operation known as Double-Incision Top Surgery. The cost of this surgery, at my clinic of choice, is 9040$ Canadian. This does NOT include hospitalization and transportation fees. Unfortunately, my insurance does not cover ANY of the cost of my surgery. Therefore, I have come to Fundrazr to try and help collect money to go towards to the procedure.

I am working tirelessly towards my goal, but sometimes, that is not enough. It would mean the world to me if you would consider making a donation to my cause. I would be forever grateful. Be it a penny, or a share, I cannot thank you enough for being a part of my journey to get something off of my chest and become the man I am inside.

Thank you so much for reading, and I wish you all a beautiful day.

 

With love,

Brodie Vandewater

 

 

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