Walking for a Waist

$815 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 36 months
Hey there! I have spent the last 30 years overweight. The whys and how's are unimportant. The point is I have dealt with it. This last two years I have really focused on losing weight and at my heaviest I was 475 pounds. I am 100 pounds away from my goal weight and this Christmas plan on having skin removal surgery. I don't feel right flat out asking for help. So I have decided to walk 75  miles from Denver to Cokorado Springs in the course of 4-5 days in the middle of August to raise money. This page is part of that. Due to insurance staying this is a cosmetic surgery it won't be covered. Due to me working in the special needs field, I don't make that much money. So I'm asking for help. I am in the process of finding a de that will donate as much of the surgery as possible and whatever he or she doesn't cover. I will donate to charity. If they donate the whole surgery I will donate all monies raised to an obesity charity. I am looking for sponsorship because as I said. I want to work for this money. And a 75 mile walk seems like work to me. I have slo became a personal trainer and health coach to help those just like myself deal with their obesity issues. And it has become my life goal to help those just like myself. If you need to contact me please feel free to do so. 
Duane
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I haven't posted anything lately because I frankly think a lot of people don't care enough to donate. Or feel it isn't important. I'm still planning on getting this surgery Christmas of 2016 and need all the help I can get in raising this money. I'm not at my goal weigh yet. But, I'm getting closer every day and should be there by my birthday in March. I'm trying to figure what I can do to spread the word, or even motivate people to donate, by attaching he donation to a goal or something they want me to do. So I welcome all feedback. Thank you to those who continue to donate and share this. I won't give up.
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I really like this pic. I don't usually,, But this was before I went to go buy some new blue jeans because I had to give all my other blue jeans away for being to big. These shorts are also too big. And I'm ok with it!! Thank you for your continued support and sharing. There are days I don't think I will ever reach this goal. But I am not planning on getting the surgery till Christmas of 2016 so I still have some time to get my story out there. I hope you all have a wonderful day. And if you get a chance to share please do.
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Just a quick update. I am still on track. I am about 5 months away from reaching my weight loss goal. As long as I or nothing else gets in my way. It's me that I'm worried about more than anything. But I'm in a really good space, mentally and physically. I want to thank you all for your continued support and love and sharing this. I know that it's not the end all be all of causes for some people. But for me living my life the way I was mean to live it is all I can focus on. I dream of what it will be like to have a flat stomach with no extra skin. The scars don't bother me. I have earned those and its testament to my survival. But the closer I get to my goal weight. The more uncomfortable this extra burden is on my body. It is beginning to hurt and I am doing the best I can to stay and keep comfortable as I work out. I have all the faith in the world I will raise this money. And it is because of your kindness of donating and sharing. So thank you.
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Hey everyone! Just wanted to thank Alice 105.9 and Bj and Jamie's morning show for promoting this page. I still have a long way to go but Im getting there and we only need 29,390 more to reach the goal. I thank you all, who have shared and those who have donated and those who send me positive vibes and keep me in their thoughts.
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$815 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 36 months
Created February 16, 2015
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Roxie Falco
24 months ago

You've got this!

JW
$25
Judy Wescott
24 months ago

Would love to know how you did it! GREAT job! Keep it up...

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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Lynette Elliott
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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MW
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Matthew Weatherford
29 months ago

I promise to donate more just as soon as I can!

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Ever S
32 months ago

You deserve to be free from history.

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