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WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE BLAIR AS OUR 9TH FUNDRAISING PARTNER! 

Pick up some gear to #SupportBlair and look damn good while you do it. 

Letter from Spencer:

FLAVNT Fam!

First, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has bought FLAVNT gear or who has directly donated to me during my fundraiser. I would like to give a huge thank you to the twins for taking me on as their 7th partner and helping me become one step closer to a surgery I have wanted for a long time. My fundraiser was a huge success and my top surgery is fully paid for! This wouldn't have been achievable without Courtney, Chris, and all of you who have helped me along the way.

Sadly, my top surgery is postponed and the time is yet to be determined. Around March/April I went to the doctor for routine blood work. Based on those results my doctor suggested I go to a specialist who then suggested I get more extensive testing/imaging. Based on my past medical history and the discrepancies of my results, my specialist was suspicious of cancer. This put me in a huge dilemma. With a cancer diagnosis I would not be eligible for top surgery by my current surgeon (or most surgeons in the US) until I was at least one year in remission. However, if I did not get the requested tests/imaging I would be increasing the chances of the possible cancer growing/spreading to a point where it is no longer treatable. After hearing all of the possible outcomes I had decided to decline the imaging/testing and treat the problem symptomatically. The only hold up when it came to my blood work is that my clotting time was too high for surgery. In April it was hovering around 2 minutes (normal clotting time is roughly 25-30 seconds) and now it is closer to 1 minute. As soon as my clotting time gets within the 30 seconds range I will immediately be able to receive top surgery and after the surgery/healing is complete the doctors will get the permission to run whatever test they need to find the underlying problem. Until then it will be (and has been) a massive waiting game. Six months has already passed and though I am closer to the magic number than I was before, I am still risking the potential growth/spreading of the suspected cancer. If my numbers don’t get into the required range soon, I will run out of time and the doctors will insist on treating the suspected cancer and forgoing my top surgery, meaning I could possibly be without top surgery for years. So I’m just hoping that my body will cooperate and I can get surgery as soon as my levels qualify me.

As you can imagine, I have been having a very hard time digesting this information. It has been a struggle to stay positive but I have been surrounded by amazing friends and family who have helped me through this difficult decision. Thank you everyone who has supported me thus far. As soon as I know any information I will be sure to let all of you know. Follow me on social media or keep an eye out on the FLAVNT page for more updates! I am truly grateful to every one of you.

Thank you for making me one step closer to becoming a more comfortable and confident Spencer. I send you all my love and thank you for your understanding.

-Spencer

OUR SIXTH PARTNERSHIP:

#SUPPORTCHRIS is over! In 4 months, we raised $2,744 through your purchases at FLAVNT (FLAVNT helped Chris save for over 2 years before his fundraiser, but these donations were 100% designated to Chris). Chris received his top surgery on January 4th and he's healing wonderfully! Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign with Chris, we can't wait to get on to the next one!

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After finishing our latest fundraiser, we have helped 6 individuals raise money and successfully fund their gender-confirming surgeries. Totaling in $14,244 raised in the last 2 years for those 6 people. Chris (who is half of the 2-person FLAVNT team), helped 5 other people raise money and get surgery before we decided it was his turn. If you don't know who Chris is, he can be found on instagram, tumblr, and youtube under the username @seethestarsablaze -- he regularly gives out advice and makes youtube videos documenting his transition and to aid the trans community. Chris is a 24 and a graphic designer who runs not only FLAVNT but also our sister brand Let Live Apparel.

Chris had Double Incision top surgery with Dr. Raphael in Plano, TX on January 4th, 2017 after meeting his $6000 fundraising goal. 

OUR FOURTH PARTNERSHIP

After finishing up our most recent partnership with Tyler, we were contacted by Aiden who applied to work with us when we started our partnership with Caden last February. Aiden was supposed to be getting top surgery in August of 2016, but due to being accepted to a very prestigious year long mission trip program, he is having to move his surgery date up to February of this year. We succesfully raised $845 for Aiden in 5 weeks through the help and support of the community!

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OUR SECOND PARTNERSHIP

FLAVNT Streetwear was partnered up with a young trans guy named Caden who lives in San Francisco from February-July 2016. Caden was picked out of 30+ applicants because of his awesome personality, general positivity, and hard work ethic. He runs a small tennis shop for his parents so that they can parent his younger sister and watch her grow up, he also teaches tennis lessons in his spare time. Caden had his top surgery in August 2015 and reached his $5,000 goal at the beginning of July (a little over $1,600 with FLAVNT!)

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