Summer's excess skin removal fund

$1,070 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 32 months
Bella Redd
on behalf of Summer Stultz

My Name is Summer. Currently 23 years old.

I made the decision to completely change my life to rid myself of the very unhealthy and potentially Life-threatening lifestyle I was leading.

I have been obese as long as I could remember. I was almost 200lbs before I turned 7. I was starting the 9th grade weighing 360lbs, which I would push to 400lbs by the next year. My health so was poor. I aqquired Diabities & high blood pressure by age 16. I pretended not to care and tried to keep up with my peers, live life and "be normal", but I was dying inside. Extreme depression and anxiety set in soon after.
It took years of bullying, being treated so differently from others, constant body pain and a very devastating visit to the hospital at the age of 20, to finally realize I needed to make a dramatic life change. I so badly wanted to see a positive change in my life and live longer. I'd had it!!! I was finally ready and I wasn't giving up this time.

I began by changing my diet. I ate very clean and soon after became a vegetarian, I then began working out like crazy. Intense cardio and weight training. It seemed for the first few months, I wasn't noticing results but I didn't get discouraged. I continued to push and all at once I started dropping weight like crazy. 5 lbs here, 10 lbs there and everyone was beginning to notice.

I continued on with my health and weightloss journey. My gym even noticed and posted my progress in the facility.
Now today, I weigh 198lb with my BMI at an all time low, I continue to work hard in the gym and maintain a healthy diet and my support system at home is amazing.

Doctors have now ruled me very healthy & many are stunned by how I've taken my health into my own hands.
Diabeties has totally disappeared and my blood pressure at great numbers, along with all other tests.

The only problem I am left with is a large amount of excess skin (in my stomach especially ) and because my skin was stretched out for so long, there is barely any collagen or elastin left in it. I continue to incorporate body toning exercises into my routine but have been told I will need Excess skin removal surgery.

While saving as much as I possibly can towards my cause, I am still very far away from reaching the dollar goal.
I am asking each and every one of you to help me in the next step of my journey. Any contributions of any amount will help so much and is beyond appriciated.

I thank you all for you support. I will continue to keep everyone updated. 
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Check out my loose skin video where i go into detail on all my areas of excess skin.
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I want to take a moments to thank EVERYONE out there who has supported me and my journey. It’s been a wild ride and now after loosing the 200lbs and getting close to my goal weight, I’ve decided to share my loose skin. Here is the video.

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Thank you so much
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$1,070 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 32 months
Created February 27, 2016
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Helena I
6 hours ago

I’m so proud of you.. I wish I could give more

Eshuana Terrell
1 day ago

I love you story and watching your videos. I wish I could give more but will give when I can.

Abiodun Ademakinwa
6 days ago

Hard work is the best, accept my token. I wish you the best in the future

Mara Henao
1 month ago

Hey. Good luck.

3 months ago
Rebecca Lloyd
4 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story! I had no idea a person could look so fit at 194! Congratulations on your journey! I am truly inspired!

Mina Rojas
5 months ago

Thank you for sharing your journey and experience I know it is not an easy thing to do. I really hope you achieve your goal. I have shared your story on my Facebook page in hopes that you get more donations. God bless

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