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Getting SKINny-Skin Removal Surgery

$4,640 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 4 months
My name is Kayla, I am 5’2 and I used to be 280lbs. My whole life I was overweight and unhealthy. I used to drink a lot of alcohol and smoke cigarettes regularly and the idea of working out made me cringe.

I started my weight loss journey a few years ago when I explored the idea of getting  gastric bypass surgery. Although I qualified for the surgery, I decided I wanted to try to do it on my own through diet and exercise.

As you can imagine, I started off slow. I started to change the foods I ate and walking for 10-20 minutes on the treadmill a few times a week. Even this activity would cause me to be short of breath, but everyday I saw improvement.

As working out became part of my routine, I began to wake up at 5am to go to the gym, just so I could fit it in my schedule.  I began to dedicate my whole life and my daily decisions to staying healthy and inspiring others to do the same.

After all of the struggling and determination, I am finally at my goal weight. I only have one hurdle left, and that is to get skin removal surgery. I had hoped I could continue working out and I wouldn’t need the surgery, but after consulting with some physicians, this is the last thing I need to do.

I am determined to reach this goal as I have gone too far to give up now. I’ve picked up extra jobs for when I’m not in my day job or in night classes. I am saving as much money as I can on my own.

I am asking that if you are inspired by my story and would like to be a part of my journey, please help me raise the money I need to complete my goal.

Every little bit will make a difference.

Thank You!
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The first part of my surgery was just done on November 1st. I am so happy with the results so far and everything is healing nicely. My whole body is sore and swollen still but recovery is a slow process and I’m taking it one day at a time.

I just wanted to give everyone an update on my progress and let you know that it would have not been possible for me to get this far without your support and donations. Thank you so much for everything and I will keep you all updated with my progress!
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2 weeks until Surgery! Thank you everyone for your support
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Looking at dates to schedule the surgery! Let’s see if I can reach the final goal of $10,000
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