My name is Emily Valrite. I am a 27 year old Transgender female. I live in Canada, and am pursuing Gender Affirmation Surgery (AKA: GRS/SRS/Vaginoplasty).
In Canada, the cost of the surgery itself is covered by our health insurance. However, the accompanying expenses are not.
My surgery date is March 12th, 2018.
I need to come up with an intimidating amount of money for expenses like:
Psychotherapist Sessions, Transportation to surgery location in another Province, Aftercare supplies, OTC and Prescription Medications, Dilators and other Hardware, Lodgings, PSW Support, Food and other travel expenses for surgery time and aftercare stay.
The list goes on.
Total estimate of costs is approximately $2,000. The actual costs could be higher or lower, however I've consulted expert sources and put together the best estimate possible given my individual situation and logistics.
This being said, anything you can do to help, would be forever appreciated. A few dollars, a share, any support you can render, would help me immensely.
I just want to be able to be myself, to look at myself, and to participate in a normal life without feeling like I am wrong, something doesn't belong, something isn't right, and impairs my day to day life, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
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