I am a transgender school social worker, therapist, and author raising money for my final gender affirmation surgery on July 6th, 2018. This surgery represents my personal commitment to live my truth, and a spiritual commitment to serve others in the world. I am committed to being a stand for transgender people who seek support emotionally and financially as they struggle to receive adequate access to health care.
I found out that my insurance will cover %100 of the procedure for surgery in Austin, Texas. What is left are additional costs like lab fees, transportation, and costs of stay for me and my family (my mom, my sister, my finance, and best friend will be with me!) to accompany me in the healing process of 4 weeks in Austin.
However, health care for trans people is personal to me because my health insurance company did not cover my first surgery. I know I am not alone in this struggle. Many health insurance companies do not cover expenses for the necessary life affirming surgeries of transgender people despite laws mandating that they do. In light of my commitment to transform this reality, I founded Born Again Trans -an organization that builds community to affirm and elevate the stories of transgender people for whom that community and space to share have not existed before. Born Again Trans will feature a transgender community member seeking support for medical expenses and we will publish their fundraiser on our online platform.
Thank you for your love and affirmation.
$25: You receive a thank you note from the Born Again Trans community.
$75: You receive a letter from Jay thanking you for your contribution.
$250: You receive a personal invitation to the campaign celebration dinner.