Lara's Top Surgery Fund
Organized by: Lara Brooks
START THE DANCE PARTY!
March 24, 2016
EVENT DATE Mar 30, 2016
I turned 35 years old last October. My birthday gifted me with a fully formed convergence of (1) I-really-do-not-have-to-live-like-this-anymore and (2) holy-shit-my-community-can-help-me-do-something-about-it.
I started getting consults for top surgery. I started making plans—and gave myself permission to create a path that wasn’t necessarily linear. I also gave myself permission to reach out to you all for support.
I scheduled the surgery for March 30, 2016 and already feel like I’ve won the lottery. I literally cannot wait. Shira (next level boo) and my mom (Mama Narda) are both travelling with me to Cleveland to make one of my biggest dreams come true. Laura Mintz will also make sure I’m sufficiently medicated. Chanel, red dog, rounds out the Cleveland Care Team.
I am humbled to be a part of a community that loves me as much as you all do. Thank you for inspiring me to make changes in my life—in my own way and at my own pace. Thank you for holding me accountable to a life that I deserve. Bottom line: I am just so damn grateful to be able to do this.
Here's my budget:
- Surgery: $6,700
- Travel: $250
- Lodging: $300
- Total: $7,250
So far, I have saved $3,250 for the surgery (well, actually I am going to put it on my credit card and joyfully pay it off in increments). I am reaching out to my community to help me raise the remaining $4,000 in costs.
Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. I can’t wait to give you a post-surgery hug in April.
P.S. Please do not share this on social media at this time.