Brodie's Top Surgery (FTM Transgender)
$380 raised
4% of $9k goal
14 contributors
103 Days left Ends Jul 2, 2019

My name is Brodie Vandewater, and I am a 24 year old FTM transgender 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 and my apartment.

I am raising money in order to undergo an operation known as Double-Incision Top Surgery. This procedure is a form of chest masculinization that involves the surgical removal of breast tissue and excess skin, as well as the resizing, placing and grafting of the areola (nipples) to a more masculine position. The result of the surgery is a male-appearing chest with horizontal scars on each side.

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 Top Surgery. Therefore, I have come to Fundrazr to try and help collect money to go towards to the procedure.

I was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria on top of suffering from depression and anxiety. I am on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) through the use of weekly testosterone injections. My "female" chest causes me endless pain and sadness; I am unable to do many things that other people take for granted, like wearing tank tops, going swimming and changing in the locker room at the gym & school. Even showering proves 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 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 was meant to be.

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

Brodie Vandewater

 

 

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