Life enhancing surgery

Hi everyone! Ten years ago, I was blessed with a second chance at life. I had gastric bypass surgery that totally altered my life for the better. At my heaviest, I weighed over 400 pounds. Fast forward ten years, and I have kept the almost 180 pounds that I lost off, and trying to live as healthy a life as possible. I am looking to have a "body lift". This is something that is done after someone has lost a large chunk of weight. Granted, part of the reason that someone would want to have this done is for vanity reasons. However, in my case, the excess that I am still carrying around, that will never go away even with exercise and diet, are really taking a toll on my body. Joint issues, back issues, and other factors are really inhibiting me from living a full and healthy life. Unfortunately, with medical insurance being what it is, surgery like this is not covered. And it's not cheap. Cost of a procedure like this ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. There are financing options, however for me, at this time, that is not a good path to follow. 

So, all of this being said, if you are interested in helping me raise the funds to have this procedure done, that is what this page is for. As a thank you, once the campaign is complete, I will put on a "thank you" concert for those who feel like they would like to donate to my cause. 

This is very hard for me to do...and to ask for. I don't mean to come across as needy, arrogant, or excessively extravagant. I just have a desire to better myself, and looking to my friends to help me out a bit. :-)

Thank you for your consideration. If you would like to know more about my story and journey, please don't hesitate to ask. :-)

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/body-lift.html
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Organizer

Jeff Wilson 
Organizer
Rochester, NY
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