Donnie Collins, an Emerson College sophomore pledging the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity, is finding out a lot about the meaning of brotherhood. Collins is a transgender male whose health insurance does not cover his female-to-male top surgery which involves the removal of the breasts. He has paid for his hormone treatment himself.
Now his his new fraternity brothers have stepped in to help raise money for the operation through a page on IndieGogo.com.
"We care deeply about each and everyone, and rely on the entire active brotherhood to stand behind any one individual when they are in need," members state on the page. "We as an organization are told from day one to use our resources. You may not know this gentleman like we do, and we might not even know you, but if it speaks to you then we want to present you with an opportunity to give."
Collins' top surgery is scheduled for May and his frat bros are just $40 short of their $4800 goal. He made a video thanking his frat brothers for their support. It's after the jump.