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Top Surgery Fund by Robo-Shark Top Surgery Fund by Robo-Shark
Note: I have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and was born with both male and female characteristics and reproductive organ defects. This is not a choice, a trendy statement, or purely cosmetic; it is a part of treatment for a legitimate medical condition. Please research trans medicalism and intersexed individuals before drawing conclusions. If your beliefs include denying medical treatment for birth defects or illnesses, then that is your opinion, but it will not change my decision to seek treatment. Thank you very much to those who have shown support and understanding.

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Hello friends!

I'm a 27 year old trans man who has been presenting as male for the past three years. I am planning for surgery and had been hoping to set up a date a few years in the future after saving commission money, but my HRT has been sucking all my funds, and my endocrinologist is very concerned with my health and highly recommends that I push hard to get surgery sooner than later, as binding my chest for as long and as often as I have had to due to working outside the home so much could be doing permanent damage to my ribs and lungs.

Unfortunately I can't afford to do this on my own. I'm working a combined 80-100 hours a week between my studio job and commissions, but with school loans and the cost of my injections, there is not much left at the end of the month. I'd hugely appreciate any help in getting to my goal so I can get my chest repaired and be able to live a slightly more normal life!

The surgery plus hospital stay generally costs approx. $10,000, and also requires me to stay in the hospital area for about a week. I am trying to provide $3,000+ out of my own pocket but some help would be really great. Once the total is reached, I'll work on scheduling the surgery and time off for hospital recovery!

Thank you so much for your consideration and for spreading the word. You are all amazing friends and your support has always meant so much to me! More rewards may be added over time!

-Jay

Top Surgery Fund!
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Shar-zul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I understand how hard it is to raise funds like these, so I'll spread the word on my deviantArt page and my Google Plus page if you'll like. I don't have PayPal, but I really want to support you in anyway possible! Keep going, and don't lose faith!
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Geez dude thank you so much, I really appreciate it! 
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Shar-zul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Np!
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Anu72 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As a fur who has T friends, with gender dysphoria and/or are intersexed, I truly wish you the best! I am going to see what I can do, or find a way, to help you out. I've just started working on costuming again after a long hiatus, but I'm going to think of a way to help! -hugs- <3
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw dude thank you so much, I really appreciate any and all support! It's really kind of you. I appreciate the watch too and will be watching in return, looking forward to seeing your costuming work too!
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joyhua Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Professional Filmographer
You deserve every penny and then some. You'll make it :D
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh JOYYYYYY thank you so much fffffff ;_;
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joyhua Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member Professional Filmographer
I knew you were a good friend when you spent a large chunk of your time listening to my stupid teenage ramblings in college, so this is payback for being a good listener. Plus it's tax-deductible wuuuuuut

And ignore those ignorant 15-year old contradictory bible-preaching trolls. It's unfathomable to me that these people truly exist. Trying to get through to them with reason will not change anything and even if it were a purely cosmetic surgery that they seem to think it is, it's none of their business anyway. Your body and mind are yours. Be you and be proud. 
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I enjoyed listening to your ramblings hahahah, man there are things I really miss about the SCAD days...how've things been going for you since school anyways? Any big developments since then? I mean I drop in on Facebook from time to time but I'm awful at seeing many posts and it's not always much of substance we all post on there anyhoo. And yes it iiiiis aww yeeeee :V

Thanks, I don't tend to take arguments that use religion seriously. It's not that I have anything against belief in gods, I consider my own beliefs to be on the fence as it is, it's just when it's used as an argument to contradict science and medicine, it loses all validity for me. I questioned my feelings for years and kept this to myself from a very young age, so when it did come time to move forward, there was no doubt in my mind that this was what I had to do. I was facing a lifelong medical issue and not a "temptation" or some kind of internalized misogyny. It'd take a hell of an argument to reverse it. :B
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joyhua Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member Professional Filmographer
Haha, we both know my ramblings weren't ALWAYS fun, but I thoroughly enjoyed hearing your thoughts as well. Everyone misses the SCAD days! College really will forever be the golden days of our memories. Really tempted to go back, but it would probably be a little shameful lol. 

I'm doing great! I'm temporarily working at Fisher Price, but I'm on furlough right now, so I'm taking advantage and pushing my demo reel/portfolio (FINALLY). I've literally had nothing worthwhile done since graduation, so I'm in a good place right now. Trying to focus on myself haha.

I don't blame you on the fb thing, I only post stupid stuff on there most of the time lol. I do use it primarily to catch up with people though.  

Nah, I know plenty of friends and even family who are respectable Christians who don't condone this pitchfork behavior. My brother had a beautiful reason for why he is a Christian. Believe what you want and I'll even listen to your genuine philosophy on it, but force-feeding it and all the while being condescending about it, I will shut you out. And yes! The arguments they choose tell me they've never heard of a fallacy. Only quote the bible where it conveniently fits your argument and then spontaneously fall on deaf ears when a contradiction is presented. This crazy close-minded mentality will gradually change though. I used to be closed-minded too until I actually met people who didn't fit the stereotype that I had assigned them. I realized that people aren't simply categorized between black and white. There's not really a separation of good and evil, only a sea of gray. Humans are complex and unique and that's what makes us interesting, so it makes me sick when I see people being oppressed and unable to make peace with who they truly are. 

I'm sorry you had to endure scrutiny for something you couldn't help, but you got out of there because you are intelligent and wise beyond your years. Stay awesome.
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