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This fundraiser ended on 03/26/13

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Family and friends are uniting to help Amy raise money for a surgery that will reverse diabetes and other endocrine issues she has.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read my story and any support, wether financially or emotionally you are able to provide, is appreciated. As some of you may know I have Type 2 Diabetes, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hashimoto's Disease (immune system attacks the thyroid) and Insulin Resistance. These are endocrine disorders that play a major role in developing diabetes, heart disease, weight issues, and many more. I have been struggling most of my life with weight issues, the highs and lows of blood sugar, and infertility (Sara is my miracle baby). These diseases are not immediatley deadly but they will take years off my life and lead to other major complications such as heart disease, mobility issues, renal failure, blindness and many more. After much thought, research, and talking to my friend who works with Dr.Curry (best bariatric surgeon in Cincy!) I have decided to get the Vertical Gastric Sleeve procedure done. I am not looking to do this for cosmetic reasons but strictly for my health! This surgery will give me my life back :-) Most insurance companies cover weight loss surgery since this is proven to REVERSE diabetes (which ultimately leads to worse diseases that kill), but unfortunately our insurance does not cover this. I need to do something drastic so I can be around many years for our kids, Sara and Brayden. I would not be asking for support if this was not so important for my health because this is very difficult to ask for donations. I want to be able to live a good quality of life and be around many many years for my kids, Mike and each and every one of you! I will not make anyone disappointed!! I will pay it forward to others struggling with my same issues and donate money to them! Again if you are unable to finacially help I understand and appreciate your emotional support and prayers which means a great deal to me! Mike, the kids and I thank all of you!! :-)
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