- Reason: Cosmetic
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- State / Region: Kentucky
- Country: United States
- Listed: June 29, 2021 1:32 pm
- Expires: 36 days, 13 hours
This is the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever had to share online. I’ve always struggled with body image issues and used food as my comfort for years. Every time I looked in the mirror I always hated what I seen. After hitting my max weight at 320 lbs, I was completely disgusted with myself. Being a mother I knew my health was at risk more than anything. I had to make a change. So in 2018 I started my journey towards a healthy lifestyle. About 4 months in I had lost 30 lbs. Shortly after, I found out I was pregnant! After having my son, I immediately got back on track towards my weight-loss goal! In total I’ve lost 90 lbs! Amazing right? Well my insurance is saying I haven’t lost enough weight for skin removal/breast reduction and won’t approve surgery. Doctors want you to lose weight but don’t tell you the drastic change that it will have on your body. You will have tons of excess skin that can’t be worked off no matter how hard you try. I have tried. I want to look in the mirror getting ready and not have to tuck or wrap all my excess skin. I worked so hard to lose all this weight. Never did I imagine getting this far to be told “You didn’t do enough”. I’m asking for help. I need this surgery. The cost of this surgery is around $20,000. If you can help, no amount is too small! Anything will help! Even if it’s $1.00! If you can’t donate, please share my story so it can reach others who can. Thank you!