Help Cherri Baum get some money :
After the realization that I likely would not ever have the money to pay for my plastic surgery on my own, I decided to try something shocking… asking for it…. I know, crazy right?
Hear me out… I’m not asking for any one person to give any exorbitant amount of money. (though I wouldn’t refuse…) What is so genius about my plan is that I want 60,000 people to give me $1. Isn’t that kind of mind boggling?
You can give me however much you want, but if you give me $1 and get your friends to give me $1 and so on and so forth you will have helped me achieve my dreams and literally spent less than a meal at a fast food restaurant.
I’m going to call it viral fundraising… I’m interested to see how this goes.
Also, I think that if everyone gets involved this may get bigger than just me, and I want to give something back. So, I promise that any funds I receive over my goal amount will be funneled directly back into similar viral fundraising campaigns for other less than financially fortunate trans people.
Lets see what happens.
* So, I have a quick update. When I signed up for this site I did not realize that they only accept donations of $5 or more… So I am in the process of figuring out how to accept $1 donations. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
** Another update, someone commented and said that they think a list of surgeries I intend to get would be beneficial to the cause, so I will compile that list and post it very soon.
In the meantime, I just wanted to inform you that I have decided upon a surgeon. I will be going to Dr Lazaro Cardenas in Guadalajara Mexico. He is a respected surgeon in the trans community and I have heard nothing but good things about him. I have seen some of his work and it is stunning. He is also pioneering a new type of hip augmentation surgery that uses a gel implant… which is one of the surgeries I will be undergoing. Portions of the money from this fundraiser will be going towards my passport and flights to and from Mexico.
Initially I was only going to shoot for around $40,000, but the company that processes the payments will be taking a large chunk of the proceeds so I upped my goal to cover that expense, and also to cover the time I’ll need to take off of work for recovery.
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