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
 NEWPORT NEWS, VA


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.
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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.

Https://youtu.be/ZwOUij40Tjg
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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

ET
$10
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.

AA
$5
Abiodun Ademakinwa
6 days ago

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

MH
$10
Mara Henao
1 month ago
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Hey. Good luck.

$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
RL
$10
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!

MR
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Mina Rojas
5 months ago
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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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