Help Riley be free.
- By: Riley Jamodien
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/please-help-riley-be-free
Hello, my name is Riley.
For those of you who don't know me - I'm a transgender male which means I was born Female but I'm currently in the process of transitioning to Male.
I've recently started Testosterone injections. Although it has made me feel a bit at ease with myself and body my chest dysphoria has increased so much. Those who don't know what gender dysphoria is, it's when a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex.
I'm making this crowdfunding page to help me raise money (R65k = +- $4800) for my top surgery which will be a life changing operation for me and means I will no longer have to bind my chest for hours. I'm currently trying to save as much money as I can but know that I won't be able to do so with just my savings. Since no medical aids in South Africa cover Trans related surgeries, this seems to be the only way for me to raise the funds.
There is a 25yr long wait at Groote Schuur hospital since the a government only pays for 4 surgeries per year. I cant see myself waiting that long for surgery. Having this means everything to me and I'm doing everything I can to make it happen.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and helping me along my journey. Please don't feel like you have to donate,sharing my page would help too, I appreciate your support either way.