A Fundraiser for the Incredibly Funny Orchiectomy of Red Durkin
Every year, thousands of testicles are removed across the country. Most of them are lost reluctantly, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Comedian and pillar of the community, Red Durkin, has a couple of troublesome testes she wants to sacrifice to the Mother Goddess. She can’t do it alone. Donate today!
Hey Red, what the heck is going on here?
It’s pretty simple. I’m trying to raise money for my orchiectomy, which is fancy doctor talk for getting your nuts cut off. I work as a freelance graphic artist and performer, so I don’t have health insurance and will need to pay for this procedure totally out-of-pocket. So I’m turning to my friends for help.
How much money do you need to raise?
I’ve already raised $628 at my show earlier in November, which is a great start. I estimate that total costs for this procedure will come to just under $6000, including doctor’s fees, anesthesia, travel, hotel, and lost work time. During this big push, I’m hoping to raise $5000.
Wait a minute, is this a kickstarter?
Sort of—You can donate any amount you like and there are a bunch of prizes, just like kickstarter, but without the middle man/woman/other taking a cut. Every single dollar you donate will go directly to helping me get this gender-affirming surgery and help put right what once went wrong.
I’m a trans woman who wants to crowdsource funding for all or part of my surgery, how do I do this?
I’d be thrilled to help more people set up fundraising pages like this! Without the generosity and support of a community that should, ostensibly, love to usher one more pair of testicles out of the world, none of this would be possible. The least I can do is help make it happen for another lady in need. Shoot me an email at email@example.com.