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Isaac's Chest Surgery

Organized by: Isaac Volbrecht

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THE STORY:

My name is Isaac Eden Volbrecht. I am twenty-four years old and I am transgender. I live with something called Gender Dysphoria. What all of this means is that my brain and my soul are male and I was born with a body that doesn't match. When you are a child, gender and its expression are more fluid then the conformity of adulthood. It is a very traumatic experience to be transgender and go through the opposite puberty than what your brain is expecting. Your body is revolting. It is no longer a home and you desperately want to escape. Around ten years old, due to unawareness of my condition, a lack of support, and an overwhelming feeling of restriction and self-doubt, I started to develop severe depression and anxiety. I was so confused at my existence. Everything around me was implying that there might be something wrong with me. I was angry, hurt, and unaware of my condition and because society has many ways to keep gender expression 'fixed', I internalized all of that negative energy inside of myself. I began to abuse myself. I have been in and out of hospital and have tried various medications to try and 'fix' my sadness. Gratefully, I have come to realize I was treating symptoms of self-hate with the wrong medicine. I need to treat self with ways to align my body with my mind and spirit. There are too many young people who kill themselves everyday. I have been very close to being one of them. My goal is to further align my life with this chest surgery so a weight can be lifted and I can finally be myself. As I start to see me for the man that I am, then I can help to heal others like me on this lifelong journey. My surgery is set for September 9th! These surgeries cost a lot of money. My family Dad has good insurance, but due complications they will not cover it. We have to pay out of pocket and it is something we cannot afford. This procedure will be life changing for me. As my body changes it is becoming increasingly hard to have a chest that I have to hide everyday. It prohibits me from being relaxed and keeps me ashamed and in my shell. I had a small fundraiser last year, but didn't raise nearly enough and there is a lot to account for when having it done. I won't ask anyone to donate twice, just please share my story! I want to live my life. I am tired of feeling trapped in my own body. Your donation will help me to erase my gender dysphoria, so I can also help others fell like they deserve to be alive. Please help me reach my goal by September 5th! I am also proud to announce that I now have a corporate sponsor that will be matching whatever we make up to $10,000. Thank you. Love and light, Isaac and family

$4,388

 

29% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Secret admirer DC

     

  • Roxz

    $55

  • Deb B.

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carly

    $50

  • Kellie D

    $40

  • Jess

    $50

  • Chelsea R

    $20

  • secret admirer

     

  • Lauren Camacho

    $20

  • Laurel

    $30

  • Jaime & Michael

     

  • Lindiwe

    $30

  • Becca Key

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Harrison

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Elizabeth Pitzer

    $10

  • Drake Bear Stephen

    $50

  • Megan Kingery

    $20

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    $20

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    $20

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    $50

  • Ann Vazquez

    $100

  • Alexandria VA

    $20

  • Scott Wheeler

    $50

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    $40

  • Daisie

    $50

  • Rowan

    $100

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    $10

  • Rebecca Green-Sloan

    $100

  • SSJ

    $20

  • Tilly Heenehan

    $25

  • Joe Thompson

    $25

  • Sumer

    $20

  • Romeo

    $25

  • Sharon

    $25

  • Megan Bentley

    $50

  • Ryan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250

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    $25

  • Stephanie

    $50

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    $25

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    $50

  • Beth Tully

    $25

  • Irma F. Gird

    $10

  • Will Swyers

    $25

  • Elizabeth Pitzer

    $10

  • Ixchel

    $33.33

  • Joy Arden

    $30

  • Ben Buchner

    $50

  • Jessica Kazamel

    $20

  • W W Roth

    $100

  • Moira

    $50

  • Nadia

    $50

  • Sending Aloha, B&J

    $250

  • Pip

    $20

  • Sara Akay

    $20

  • Dimitri Simpson

    $10

  • Kerry Malloy

    $25

  • Joseph Hayward

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rosa Bonilla

    $50

  • Uncle Puppy

    $30

  • Dexter C.

    $25

  • Hannah

    $50

  • Hannahs Mom

     

  • mel

    $50

  • Golshan

     

  • Brad and Karen

    $500

  • Russell Elliot

    $20

  • anonymous

    $500

  • Tracy

    $100

  • Maria and Eddie Vega-Claudio

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ali Trotta

    $30

  • David Hank

    $100

  • Ashley Fallon

    $20

  • Gene and Laurie

     

  • carlie jean

    $50

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Donor Comments

carlie jean

carlie jean

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Gene and Laurie

Gene and Laurie

3 years ago

Ashley Fallon

Ashley Fallon

DONATION: $20

<3 3 years ago

David Hank

David Hank

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ali Trotta

Ali Trotta

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Maria and Eddie Vega-Claudio

Maria and Eddie Vega-Claudio

DONATION: $70

This donation is made on behalf of $50 from Maria and Eddie and $20 from Anonymous colleague Rose D. 3 years ago

Tracy

Tracy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Russell Elliot

Russell Elliot

DONATION: $20

<3always 3 years ago

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