Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

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Weight Loss Surgery Patient Sarah is working on her Grant, lets all help her along the way!

Sarah Halbrook accepts her WLSFA Surgery Grant May 14,2010 ( Antonia Namnath and Troy Hopper in background)

Sarah Halbrook had weight loss surgery in March of 2009 and has lost an astounding 202 pounds. Sarah enjoys her healthy body and celebrates life by staying active and sharing her journey to health with others. As you can imagine Sarah has struggled both physically and emotionally with the “Extra Skin” issues. Referred to as “Shrinkles” by fellow WLS patients (the skins wrinkled appearance is not from age but from shrinking!) It is a side effect most WLS patients dread. For some the excess skin cause terrible health issues and sadly is not covered by many insurance policies. Sarah was the Inaugrual Reconstructive Surgery Grant Recipient and received her grant at the Las Vegas Mother of All Meet & Greets this past May. There was not a dry eye in the house as Sarah made her beautiful speech as she accepted her grant. Sarah will have her surgery performed by Dr. Timothy Katzen via the WLSFA Grants Program in September of this year.

How can you help Sarah?

Like all Grant recipients, Sarah is holding her own fundraiser to raise a portion of the funds for her grant. You can help Sarah get to her goal of raising $1,000 by going to her personal fundraising page below and donating. You can also open the page in a new window by clicking this link http://www.giveforward.com/dreamsdocometrue
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To learn more about Sarah please follow this LINK to read her biography on the WLSFA web site.
Grant Application for the 2011/2012 cycle will be available soon and details about how to get the application will be posted soon at this LINK



  1. As an additional incentive, any donations made via Sarah’s fund raiser are also eligible for the Dash From Obesity fundraiser – visit http://formerfatdudes.com/dash-from-obesity for more details.

  2. Please I need help paying for my weight loss surgery. I have insurance through my husband but it doesn’t cover weight loss surgery and we cannot afford to pay out of pocket or try an finance it own our on. So I am asking for help.

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