This Is What Happens When Your Insurance Company Rejects You, But Your Friends Don’t

Have you heard the story about the transgender student who joined a fraternity?

Earlier on Upworthy we told you about Donnie Collins, a student at  Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.  When his insurance policy turned down his request for transgender surgery, Donnie’s fraternity brothers started a wildly successful fundraising campaign. Total strangers pitched in, then Donnie’s health insurance company miraculously agreed to cover him, and the fraternity raised a bunch of money to help other young people with their surgeries too. Result!

So what kind of person could possibly inspire so much love and generosity? Check out Donnie’s thank-you message from last month and you’ll get it.

At 1:13 A campaign is born.

At 2:38 Here is Donnie’s takeaway

At 4:58 Consider yourself kissed, friends

At 6:40 Here's the big heartfelt finish


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ORIGINAL: Found at feministing.com. Not so fast, don’t leave this page before you check out the latest amazing twist in Donnie Collins' story, and hover here to read about Donnie's first appearance on Upworthy.

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