Okay so normally I don't like to ask for financial handouts because I am quite capable of supporting myself. After speaking to several, very financially supportive fans about my upcoming surgery they expressed deep interest in supporting me while I'm recovering. Without going into much detail I will try to explain what is going to happen. I am also known for being very very private about my personal life, but my fans pointed out that they enjoy knowing what is going on and like to be involved. These are the selective few who know a lot about my personal life, already. So here's your chance to be involved, help, and also put a smile on my face! The gorey details will be shared with those who contribute, as they request. I am having a major plastic surgery procedure entirely elective, and therefore insurance is not covering. My surgery is scheduled for December 7, and will take place in Scottsdale Arizona. A lot of models and performers ask fans to pay for implants etc so I figured why not ask for help recovering, not the actual procedure itself. Most of my fans know that over the past two years I have been on a strict diet and excercise routine. I have worked hard to lose weight, strengthen my body and over all improve my health. I have lost significant weight, I am sleeping better, and my digestion issues have virtually disappeared. Having been an athlete most of my life my body has responded well to strength training and endurance but some parts of my body are not responding. I refuse to have gastric bypass or gastric sleeve because I enjoy working hard for the results I've achieved naturally, I'm also lucky to have a very responsive body. I've come to a point, where not only my trainers, but also my doctors have agreed that in order for me to achieve the result I want I will need surgical help. Being overweight for this many years has done it's damage and no amount of a healthy diet or exercise is going to change certain things. It's my personal belief that post surgery I will become even more motivated to achive my goals, the surgery is simply a jump start to where I want to get. Please, please don't start analyzing me or my intentions or going down the negative path of how I won't be big or bbw anymore. I am not trying to be skinny, I am trying to be healthy and I believe I will be very healthy, but thick and curvy in all the right places. And I will finally be able to SEE all the hard work I've put in the last 2 years. I will still be 100% natural, i am not having implants or anything put in my body. I'm sure I will lose some fans but I know that my true and real super fans will stay and support. If every person reading this donates $5, I would make my goal very quickly. Please let me be clear, I am not asking ANYONE to pay for my surgery, the surgery is paid for, the funds I am raising are to pay for the expenses and costs associated outside of surgery as well as my down time. I will be unable to travel or shoot for 3 months. As you know I tour extensively, so this is financial a blow. I will be able to do light activity in 8 weeks, and local travel, after 6 weeks or as my body allows. While I am down I still have normal living expenses etc, that I am responsible for paying. I am grateful, and thankful I am in a position to do this but as I said at the suggestion of my truly supportive fans I am extending the opportunity to everyone and anyone who would like to help, and to be involved. During this time I will be on social media, but very limited as I spend quality time trying to heal and get my body moving again. I will be in Arizona for at least two weeks recovering before I am able to Return to Las Vegas to recuperate at home. I will go into further and forthcoming detail in my blog later.Please be sure to include you email so I may thank you properly, if you choose to remain anonymous please know your generosity means a great deal to me, as I understand the sacrifice we all make to earn money, I am very thankful for any support. I am very excited about this part of my journey and can't wait to share the results with everyone involved. This has been a tough decision for me for the last several months as I've been contemplating this procedure for years. As I am nearing retirement, I felt this is the right time for me. Special shout-out to all fellow models who I've already discussed this with. Your support means a lot to me, as we all know how difficult it is to make any changes in this business.