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This is Jack's fundraiser to help cover the expenses of a Bilateral Mastectomy (also known as a Double incision) Surgery.

My name is Jack and I am female to male transgender, which means that I was born into a female body but mentally I feel the opposite.

This fund is to assist in my journey to have my breasts removed in a procedure called a bilateral mastectomy (aka: double incision reduction) performed by Dr. Johnson of Springfield, MA.

I have come a very long way in my journey and this is the next step to finally being in the body I feel that I was born to live in.

The confidence I will receive from finally having a body that is in sync with my mind is indescribable. To finally be able to walk along a beach like every other man, to wake up and look at myself in the mirror without getting a feeling of shame or embarrassment. There is nothing in life that would help me feel more fulfilled than this surgery.

Even though this has proven to be a reconstructive surgery in transgender patients by mental health professionals most insurance companies have yet to agree and still considers this to be a cosmetic surgery. Which leaves me, and hundreds like me, alone in funding the entire surgery out of our own pocket.

I'm not one to usually ask for help, I have strong belief that if I can't do it myself I can't do it. But struggling with constant dysphoria from my body has left me with little choice. That being said, for every donation I receive I intend to match it dollar for dollar until my goal has been met.

My goal date is my 25th birthday on October 2, 2012.
These surgery will be included in a documentary that I am currently being filmed for. My hope is that this film will help raise positive awareness for the transgender community to show the world that we live normal happy lives and are everyday people.

Thank you for your time and generosity everyone, I will eternally be grateful for the kindness of others in the helping of granting me with a male chest.

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