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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help Cairo Raise The Funds To Be Able To Get Top Surgery.

London, United Kingdom

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Cairo’s Top Surgery Fund.

My Story

Picture on the left is from: 2015. picture on the right is from: 2017. (Many Thanks to Jennie Scott for taking these pictures.)

Thank you so much for clicking on my page, If we haven’t meet before hello =) My Name is Cairo, I am a transman from London. I have been transitioning from Female to Male (FTM) for the last year and a half with that I have passed some big mile stones. For the last 10 months, I have been taking monthly Testosterone Injections, and I am noticing incredible changes within my body, voice and how I feel mentally and emotionally. I am more and more happy and content and in-line with who I really am and who I have always been, I am over the moon with the physical changes testosterone has done for me, the more my body is changing and becoming more masculine, its making me more conscious of body, in particular my chest, and I really wish I can get top surgery this year as it will be a big relief and free me of my chest dysphoria. Its something I have thought about for the last two years and this is the biggest quest of my life to raise these funds, but it something I need to do. I have been documenting my journey this far on my blog:Becoming Cairo: www.becomingcairo.com

What is top surgery, you ask?

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TOP SURGERY: Chest surgery is the most common surgical procedure sought by trans men. The goal of chest surgery is to create a contoured, male-looking chest. There are two basic procedures that are usually performed to accomplish this goal.


1. I suffer from dysphoria/ anxiety over my chest area. Meaning; It leaves me feeling distressed, makes me feel uneasy & most of uncomfortable in my own body.

2. Obviously, whenever I shower, or whenever I put on or take off my sports bra/binder I am remind daily that I don’t have a completely flat chest. (and that I have breasts, which just makes me cringe even saying that because that’s how wrong they feel on my body.) I feel restricted, I just want to go swimming/ Or beach or be in a changing room and feel comfortable about that.

3. I am living and working and socialising as a man, I never leave the house without flatting down my chest, I wear compression sports bras/ vest for over 12 hours a day. Which is the best solution I have right now, but it can be painful, I often get neck and shoulder pain, sometimes even in my ribs.

4. Top surgery has a 95% satisfaction rate; where people are genuinely happier afterwards, because it relives dysphoria.

5. It is the greatest gift, you could ever give me! I just want to be at ease and comfortable in my own skin & be free.


There are a few reason why I am not going to get Top Surgery done on the NHS. One of them is because I have been discharged from the NHS pathway, (due to a GP who wouldn’t cooperate with me and let their personal opinions get in the way, of their job.) After a year of being chased by the gender clinic my GP failed to complete my referral form, meaning they could never accept me as their patient without a completed referral.

Which is the only way to access, the NHS pathway. Due to waiting times and being left in limbo, after about 6 months of getting nowhere, I decided to go private. Even though I couldn’t afford it at the time, it was the best choice I made. (Obviously, I could appeal, but that would still take a lot of time, due to limited resources I would still be looking a 2-3 years waiting list for top surgery.) Which is a very long time and is why I have turned to crowd funding.


After a year plus of researching and much thought I have decided that I would like to travel to Cleverland Ohio, because Dr. Daniel Medalie is the surgeon I trust and would like to perform my surgery. This isn’t something I take lightly and it’s a one-time thing. This will last a life time, I want to know I am in good hands and with the right surgeon.


All the funds will directly towards the cost of the surgery: • $7000-8000 for a procedure. (This includes all fees- anesthesia, facility, surgeon). Plus $65 consultation fee+ recommended Doctors Letter. Total = Just a little over £6,000.

Additional Costs:

•This does not include the amount I personally will need to save for accommodation fees or travel.

• I will need to save an additional (on average I have managed to find return flights for an average of £550 Flight x 2 as I will need someone to look after me after surgery.) = £1,100.

• I must for rest and heal before being officially discharged; meaning I will need to need to stay in Ohio for over a week = I will need to set aside a budget of around £900+ for accommodation fees. (depending on which month my surgery date is booked in.)

You can also connect with me:

on Twitter: @Cairo_Leon & Instagram: Cairo_ Leon

Youtube: Cairo Leon.


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  • Cairo Nevitt1 month ago
    Cairo Nevitt

    Cairo Nevitt

    1 month ago

    Thought I'd share my reaction when my new passport arrived! As This is a huge milestone for me! =D Next Big Goal: Top Surgery. (hopefully by this time next year I will have reached my goal) Until then trying to count the blessings &celebrate the happy moments in between, and this is 100% one of them! Hope you all have a nice week! Stay blessed, Cairo, Xx

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  • Cairo Nevitt2 months ago
    Cairo Nevitt

    Cairo Nevitt

    2 months ago

    Hey Beautiful People! I have just found a Top Surgery Grant!! It literally applies to the surgeon I want. <3 DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT. I am filling the form as we speak, it also requires a recommendation letter/from people that know me. Any one up for inbox me a few words? that I can put in to support my application form? Xx

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  • Cairo Nevitt2 months ago
    Cairo Nevitt

    Cairo Nevitt

    2 months ago

    M Y P A S S P O R T 😍💙💙🙌🙌 Omg what a perfect morning! My new passport has arrived!!! #gendermarker M A L E 🙌 MY NAME IS 💯 #official. It's been a long journey to this moment so f'in Happy!!!! 👊 #keytotheworld #transgenderpride #ftmtransgender #proudmoment #namechange #transmen #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #blessed #happybeyondwords #Newman

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  • Jax James

    Jax James

    Dec 18, 2017

    Hope you reach your goal bro 🤙


  • Amy Cole

    Amy Cole

    Dec 13, 2017

    Not a lot but hopefully it’s a start for you. I really hope you get your surgery. Your transformation, both physical and emotional has been so amazing to watch x


  • Dom H

    Dom H

    Oct 31, 2017

    Good luck Cairo!


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    Oct 30, 2017


  • Naomi Huggins

    Naomi Huggins

    Oct 15, 2017

    Totally hope this happens for you bro! 🙏🏼 Might be worth doing an open mic night or 'dance-a-thon' to raise the funds 🙃 When I'm back in the UK I'd be happy to get involved!


  • Anonymous


    Oct 13, 2017


  • Alex Brown

    Alex Brown

    Oct 11, 2017

    Good luck matey


About the fundraiser
Cairo Nevitt

Cairo Nevitt

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London, United Kingdom

I was the Winner of the Trans Man Award at the South Bank Centre’s 2016 Being A Man Festival, for the contribution of my blog Becoming Cairo. My story will feature in Super Being Labs book; Being Mankind Vol 2. I am a guest speaker for the LGBT charity Diversity Role Models.

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