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Please Help Daman afford FTM top surgery
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Hi everyone, my name is Daman Welch.  I have been uncomfortable in my body for as long as I can remember and after meeting someone who is a very close friend now, I realized that it's because I was meant to be a guy. After talking to my ...

Hi everyone, my name is Daman Welch.  I have been uncomfortable in my body for as long as I can remember and after meeting someone who is a very close friend now, I realized that it's because I was meant to be a guy. After talking to my therapist, I realized all the signs were there as a child, I just didn't see them. I identified as a lesbian since I was 11, but now I know. I AM a guy and I am finally ready to take the step to get top surgery. I want to feel whole, like the guy I was meant to be. 

I have been openly trans for about a year, on testosterone for about 6 months and just recently acheived getting my name legally changed. :) The next step is surgery. However, I work 40 hrs a week, as does my very supportive fiance and we just don't have the ability to save enough money to get the surgery. We save what we can, but with the surgery only being a few months off ( August ) there is no way we will be able to save enough. 

I bind my chest every day, for about 12-16 hrs a day. It's extremely unhealthy and causes me alot of problems with my back. I can not wait to stop having to bind. There is a chance that my insurance will cover part of the costs, but I do not yet know for sure and how much it would be. I will update as soon as I know.

We are looking forward to having the surgery done this fall that way I can get my gender marker changed and finally be able to get legally married next summer after years of waiting. I am asking that you please help as much as you can. I know that everyone is falling on hard times, but anything would be greatly appreciated. 

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