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This fundraiser ended on 10/06/12

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I am trying to raise funds for a much needed surgery in 6 weeks.

My name is Dorie Wheaton and I am in need of surgery in 6 weeks. My insurance will cover 100% of my surgery. I have to pay out of pocket $2,000.00 for support and after surgery care. After many many attempts to lose weight for the past 15 years I have been unsuccsessfull in doing so. In 2008 I was diagnosed with diabetes, that hit me hard. Every day is a challenge. At this same time, I had found out I have degenerative disc disease, sciatica nerve, bursitis, hip and back pain, and high blood pressure. Having these issues, made it really hard for me to work out and or do any exercise, some days I can't even unload the dishwasher. I have had my share of injections in my back and hip. My pain Dr recommended me to get a hip replacement, but she said no Dr would do it because I was just too young, so I just had to live with the pain. I have seen a few specialists and they all told me I had to lose this weight. I did not ever want to do this, but now I have no choice because I want to feel better and have more energy, and I want to be out of this pain that has been crippling my life. I met a barriatric surgeon, and he recommended I do a weight loss surgery, he went over in detail the different types of surgeries and he recommended that he do the "sleeve" on me. He said by doing this surgery I will be out of pain and he said about a 99% chance my diabetes will go away :-) He will take most of my stomach out, leaving my stomach as big as a hotdog. My intestines will still be in tack, so I was happy about that. I am currently 103 pounds over weight, with this surgery I should get down to 130 pounds. I am kindly asking for donations so I can go forward with this surgery. I just need $2,000.00 my insurance pays all of the rest. I thank you and God Bless you!
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