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College fraternity group raise money for student’s sex change

By Mason White 8:19 PM March 2, 2013
Donnie Collins 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A transgendered student has asked her college fraternity for help with her sex change.

Sex change surgery can be expensive and so far, insurance companies are not required to cover these expenses.

A college fraternity in Boston, Massachusetts, has launched a campaign to raise funds for one of its members to undergo partial sex change surgery, according to a college official.

20-year-old Donnie Collins, who is a sophomore at Emerson College in Boston, was born a woman but at 17-years-old she decided that she wants to lives as a man, according to Jason Meier, director of student activities.

Friends of Collins, helped launch an online campaign to raise at least $8,000 to pay for her double mastectomy.

Collins, was born a woman and still has female genitalia but she identifies as a man, according to Meier.

Since the campaign started the group has managed to raise more than $12,000.
They will donate the funds to the Jim Collins Foundation, a group that provides financial assistance for transsexual surgeries.

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