Rachael's Skin Removal Surgery

Most people know my story, but some don't. In the winter of 2010, I decided to change my life. I was unhappy with myself and my life-- so I decided to make a change. I bought a pair of running shoes and never looked back. I've been on my fitness journey for about 7 years now, working harder and harder to get to the goals that I set out for myself.

I've lost 140 pounds with nothing much left to lose. Now, here's the hard part that most people don't know about me: I have excess skin. And only the people closest to me know that it bothers me the most. I can deal with stretch marks, but the loose skin haunts me- reminds me of the girl I used to be. 

Over the past couple of months, I've decided to get the skin removed, however, the cost is hefty. A total of over 15K. I am trying to raise money to get to my goal by working not 1, not 2, but 3 jobs (1 FT and 2 PT), along with selling things I don't need (i.e. clothes, shoes, etc.) This is my way of asking for YOUR help to make my dreams come true. 

This surgery is very important to me as I'd like to further my career into the fitness world. I'd like to become a personal trainer as well as own my own gym one day. The first step is to be comfortable in my own skin- finally. I'd like to get this surgery by the end of 2017. (As soon as possible, really*)

I appreciate you listening to my story. To follow more of my fitness journey, you can follow me @heffner365 on Instagram.
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Rachael Heffner 
Indianapolis, IN