Meet Dayna, 2021 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund Recipient!
Congratulations to Dayna W. from Maryland who has been awarded $6,500 towards her gender-affirming surgery!
Dayna is a 62-year-old disabled trans woman seeking breast augmentation surgery. She lives with significant financial challenges: due to the high cost of her medications, she is barely able to make ends meet on her current SSDI income. In the past, Dayna also dealt with housing insecurity.
In her application, Dayna shared, “I need to see a surgeon that is in Maryland, but none of them [accept my health insurance plan.] Being disabled, using a cane, and having little money, I wouldn’t be able to travel to another provider.”
After her surgery was denied by her health insurance, Dayna turned to GoFundMe and other fundraising avenues, but still was unable to afford the care she needs. As a result, she’s felt “simply incomplete.”
Written by Point of Pride
Point of Pride provides financial aid and direct support to trans folks in need of health and wellness care.