For as long as I could remember I have dreamed of one day having top surgery, and it is finally going to happen! For this amazing foundation to help individuals like me to be able to achieve their dreams is indescribable. I have tried for years to achieve my own dream, from working multiple jobs to performing at local bars to raise money, and yet I have always come up short. Living in a body that doesn’t feel like your own is frustrating, scary, and extremely depressing.
Receiving this grant feels like I am finally getting a chance to live my life in my true body. It means going on family vacations and not worrying about covering up, it means not struggling to breathe in binders, it means living in a body that I am finally proud to call my own. None of this would have been possible without the Jim Collins foundation and I can never say thank you enough for this chance to finally correct the body I have had to live in for all of these years.
I am beyond thrilled and thankful to be the recipient of this grant from the Jim Collins foundation. The entire team has been such amazing people throughout this entire process. It feels surreal that this is finally happening and to have such incredible people to support and guide me through this process means so much more than anyone could ever imagine.Wyatt Wolff