WLSFA Original Documentary Surviving To Thriving, Filmed by BariatricTV
The Documentary Surviving to Thriving embedded below was filmed over two years ago in October of 2010. Connie has since had her weight loss surgery via the WLSFA grant and reconstructive plastic surgery on her own the beginning of 2013. Many people ask us for updates about Connie and we are happy to report Connie is now the healthy active person she dreamed of at the time film was made. This year Connie and her husband Alfred will again join us in Tampa Florida at our annual fundraiser the Mother of All Meet & Greets The Sand and Sea Adventure. There is still time for you to join us there too please visit http://wlsfa.org/events to get all the details
This film will be updated with current footage in May of this year stay tuned!
The film documents an emotional, complex, and powerfully moving story of morbidly obese identical twin sisters Rosemary and Connie. Rosemary was covered by insurance and her life was dramatically changed as a result of her weight loss surgery six years ago. Connie, desperately needing the weight loss surgery to improve her health, has been denied over and over again. The film illustrates the complexity of morbid obesity, the impact on a patient’s quality of life, and the struggle to escape it. Additionally, Connie is highlighted as the first-ever Inaugural Recipient of the Weight Loss Surgery Grant awarded by the WLSFA, made it finally possible for her to have weight loss surgery. Well Known Bariatric Surgeon and Author Dr. Garth Davis and Dr. Robert Davis of the Davis Medical Clinic in Houston Texas performed Connie’s surgery on March 23, 2011.