I am a 38 Year old MTF and have been living as a Female full time for over three years now (minus work). The only kink I have is I am in the Military and will be leaving the Service very soon after 18 years of service. I am looking to Complete my SRS as soon as I can. I saw on the internet that there are grants out there for transgendered people to complete their transition. I have had breast augmentation already from a doctor in Tampa. I have also been on hormones for over four years. My family supports me and is happy that I have found and made my choice on what has truly made me complete and happy.
I am asking how would one apply for a grant with you or whom may be able to provide help in the financial aspect of my process. I was hopping to maybe find enough in the way of grants to pay for all or even just a part of my SRS operation.
I am looking to become a public figure to promote and equal rights for ALL!!
I want to thank you for your time,
September 28, 2010
Good morning Veronica,
Having been in the military myself, 2/10 Cav, squadron surgeon retired, I have a soft spot for military folks. There is a discipline and understanding of organization you people have, that folks who have not been in the military just don’t seem to grasp. I am going to use the word “deprived” of a valuable experience.
The Grant program has been oversubscribed, but last week a patient who is 5’8″ and weighs 118 pounds not suitable for surgery, has rescinded the offer. That is the only opportunity available now. The Grant program based upon testicular donations for research isn’t likely to renew, because the laboratory has come to the conclusion, testes on estrogens don’t react normally to their protocol.
Hope the attached is helpful. If you believe I am the doctor for you, please initiate a consultation with our office by sending us your name, address, and phone number in an envelope along with a check for 250 and you will receive a call ASAP. We’ll have a lot to talk about.
While the Grant program will reduce your fee by 25% more importantly look for a doctor whose work, followup care, and reputation is appealing.
There is a lot of information we need to put out to you as well as address all of your concerns, including scheduling and followup care. Anticipate we will show you every courtesy.
With kindest regards,
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite # 311
Bay Harbor Islands, Fl 33154-2041