The time has come for FLAVNT to help out our very own Chris raise money for his top surgery. Up to this point we have helped 5 other individuals raise money and successfully fund their gender-confirming surgeries. Totaling in $7,500 raised in the last 2 years for those 5 people. Chris wanted to continue helping others before himself but we’ve had countless people reach out and tell us that they think that it’s his turn to raise money and they would like to see FLAVNT make his top surgery a reality.
You all probably know Chris, but if you don’t here’s the rundown. He’s a 24-year-old trans guy from Austin, TX who is half of FLAVNT Streetwear and Let Live Apparel alongside his identical twin sister, Courtney. Not only does Chris give back to the community through FLAVNT, he also gives out daily advice on his tumblr and his youtube channel.
Chris has scheduled Double Incision top surgery with Dr. Raphael in Plano, TX for January of 2017 and his fundraising goal is $6,000. We know that we can help Chris raise the money he needs quickly and get the community that he’s helped for so long behind his cause. Like always: All you have to do is buy some badass clothes for a great cause and a percentage of your purchase will go towards Chris’ top surgery fund.
If you would like to donate directly to Chris’ fundraiser, his link can be found here.
And if you don’t want any clothing from flavnt.com send us an inquiry about commissioned artwork, tattoo designs, shoutouts, handwritten notes from Chris, and much more to benefit his top surgery fundraiser.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our brand and of two young queer entrepreneurs. Let's make our sixth partnership the best one yet!
OUR MOST RECENT PARTNERSHIP
From March 1 until July 9, 2016 we were partnered with our fifth fundraising partner, Jett! Jett was among 46 outstanding applicants this go around and stood out to us because of his charisma, optimistic personality, and activity within the community through social media. Jett has supported FLAVNT and our previous partnership with Aiden. Due to a lack of funds, he was unable to get top surgery last year on his scheduled surgery date and therefore lost his deposit and surgery was pushed off even further. In the 4 months we were partnered together, we helped Jett (through your support) raise a whopping $2,250! Jett's top surgery is scheduled for July 12, 2016. He can be found on instagram @littleprince_cafc, tumblr @theprinceofallprinces and on his youtube channel!
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!
We agreed to work with him in a sort of "crash fundraiser" to help aid him and try and raise as much money for him as possible in about 30 days. We knew that raising the full amount for his top surgery would not be possible but we aimed to raise as much as possible to offset the remainder of his surgery costs that Aiden is covering through Care Credit. Aiden has been involved in the community since his days back at Texas State University (which also happens to be our Alma Mater, Eat 'em Up Cats!) where he founded the Transcend program and he is also involved with the documentary series I am the T as a videographer and editor. He is also very active in the church and in missionary work and is a great resource for members in the LGBTQ community in regards to faith while being queer. You can find Aiden on tumblr and instagram under the username "aidnate". He received his top surgery with Dr. Raphael in February of 2016!
OUR THIRD PARTNERSHIP
Our third partner, Tyler, received his phalloplasty on December 9, 2015. He can be found on instagram and tumblr under the username @tyince and on youtube @tylerjvine. Tyler had surgery with Dr. Chen in California. In 3.5 months we helped to raise $1600 for Tyler through our fundraising partnership.
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!)
Our previous partner, Caden. Check him out on tumblr and instagram @nowwearefreeforever.