This is a fundraiser to get chest surgery (top surgery) privately. I have tried to do this under the NHS system but I’ve currently been waiting for about 4 years. I was supposed to be referred for top surgery in May 2020, which would have then given me a 6-12 month wait (early 2021). Now because of COVID everything has been paused and the new timeline is more like early 2022. This is so far away that I don't foresee the NHS to have anything like the funding the current have in gender services (which is already drastically underfunded), and so I imagine the wait will be even longer than this.
If I go privately I can get surgery as early as the end of this year.
I don’t want to beg you for this money and make myself have to convince you by telling you how bad everything is. As a disabled trans person I know that I need this and I know that the stress of the unknown is actively making me ill and in constant physical pain right now as well as unbearable mental pain.
The initial consultation is £165 and the costs for the surgery, including hospital stay and any revisions I need is £7690.
I will also not be paid for the time I am off recovering (from one of my jobs, as well as freelance work) so any extra money will be going towards sustaining myself in the recovery period.
Paypal (please give less than a fiver here if you have that) or to give without giving a cut to gofundme -
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