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Lara's Top Surgery Fund

Organized by: Lara Brooks

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March 24, 2016

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EVENT DATE Mar 30, 2016

THE STORY:

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.

$4,370

 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Momma Narda and Brian

    $100

  • Cooper

    $50

  • Mona

    $50

  • Brian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barb

    $100

  • Femmily

    $25

  • Matt

    $25

  • Tanuja Jagernauth

    $50

  • Kelly McGowan

     

  • Sharlyn Grace

    $25

  • Linda French

    $100

  • jerica arents

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tracy Baim

     

  • Salome Chasnoff

    $50

  • Blue

    $25

  • Precious

    $25

  • Mia Henry

     

  • Jane + Sarah

    $50

  • Kim L. Hunt

    $25

  • erica meiners

    $50

  • erin & juliana

    $250

  • B.Wade

     

  • Owen, Jesse & Smidge

    $300

  • Crispin & Kaaren

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • carla jean mayer

     

  • La Tony

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cullen

    $100

  • Joey

     

  • The Beers Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • deana

     

  • Yamani

     

  • Alida

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • shreya

    $50

  • Danny

    $100

  • Moss family

    $50

  • alice

    $25

  • Marianne

    $50

  • Casey

     

  • Jessica

     

  • Daniel

    $25

  • Bonsai Bermudez

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nathan and Bran

    $50

  • Alissa h.

    $25

  • Sara

    $75

  • Sarah

    $75

  • Tiffany Pryor

    $50

  • Susan Raffo

    $25

  • Kristin Keglovitz Baker

    $20

  • Cec and Tonya

    $100

  • Friend

    $200

  • Dulani

    $50

  • Cara & Sung

    $50

  • MK

     

  • Lois

    $50

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Lara Brooks

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Donor Comments

Lois

Lois

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

MK

MK

I'm late as usual. Sending love. 2 years ago

Cara & Sung

Cara & Sung

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dulani

Dulani

DONATION: $50

Sending a ton of love your way! Xo!! 2 years ago

Friend

Friend

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Cec and Tonya

Cec and Tonya

DONATION: $100

Because we have learned so much from you... 2 years ago

Kristin Keglovitz Baker

Kristin Keglovitz Baker

DONATION: $20

yay for you~! 2 years ago

Susan Raffo

Susan Raffo

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tiffany Pryor

Tiffany Pryor

DONATION: $50

xoxoxo 2 years ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $75

<3 2 years ago

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