I only realised how difficult the last few years have been after I received a Pinnacle scholarship.
Before I received the scholarship, I was only just getting by financially and I felt as though no one in my medical degree understood what I was going through.
Being able to talk to my mentor about medicine is invaluable, because before now I had never met a transgender doctor.
Pinnacle’s financial help has allowed me buy educational equipment that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford. I feel much more confident that I can complete my studies.
I am grateful to Pinnacle for believing in me, and look forward to the day when I can sit across from a young transgender patient and say “I believe in you, too”