Dreams really do come true! The WLSFA is thrilled to announce Ms.Carnie Wilson has agreed to be the WLSFA’s National Ambassador of Hope and 2013 Key Note Speaker!
Many of you know Carnie Wilson’s story. From Carnie’s own web site “Suffering from a lifelong battle with Morbid Obesity, Carnie chose not to hide it like some celebrities might but instead turned her struggle into a vehicle to inspire others. Her cybercast gastric bypass surgery in 1999 drew more than 2.5 million hits and attracted worldwide media attention. Since then Carnie has spoken extensively about Morbid Obesity” Learn more about Carnie Wilson’s amazing career HERE

The WLSFA supports Carnie Wilson for her brave choices and applaud her strength to publicly share her struggles so that others may know they are not alone in this battle! “We are thrilled to have Carnie Wilson as our Key Note Speaker at the 2013 Mother of All Meet & Greets +1 in Las Vegas” stated Antonia Namath CEO and Founder of the WLSFA. Early Bird Ticket Pricing is still in effect. Please Join us in Las Vegas you will not want to miss next years event!


We are also very excited to announce our other VIP Speakers for the 2013 Mother of All Meet & Greets+1. Both speakers are experts in the medical treatment of obesity and have major books coming out in May of 2013. We feel so fortunate they will both join us at such a special time!

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff ~ Bariatric Doctor, Author, Blogger

Well know for his award winning blog Weighty Matters “Musing of a Bariatric Doc and Certifiably Cynical Realist”Dr. Freedhoff will talk with us about his new book hot off the presses in May titled Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work “I’d love to review the thesis and premise of my work therein and am certain it will resonate with the folks at the Mother of All Meet & Greets given WLS folks are most definitely are the real veterans of the diet wars that my book addresses.”~Dr. Freedhoff

Dr. Garth and Kelly Davis ~ Bariatric Doctor, Author, Blogger, Chef

Next we have a very special doctor to the WLSFA. Our Inaugural Surgeon from the Davis Clinic in Houston Texas, who helped the WLSFA make it’s first grant possible. Dr. Garth Davis Bariatric Surgeon, Author, Television Personality, Ironman Athelete. Dr. Davis believed in the WLSFA before anyone else and still supports our efforts across the country. He will run for the WLSFA at our race at Disney world the Disney Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon November 4th in Orlando Florida. As part of our main stage speakers series, Dr. Garth Davis and his lovely wife Kelly will talk about his new book with a working title of Walking the Talk due out also in May of 2013! the book is about how Dr. Garth along with his Wife Kelly and family found their health, living a plant based life and it talks about what he did not learn in medical school. Together they will demonstrate simple and delicious dishes with the assistance of some lucky audience members. As a Bariatric Surgeon and Athlete, Dr. Davis will correlate this information to the special needs of WLS patients.

All three speakers are invested in helping people who are effected by obesity. Each one brings a unique perspective that will benefit and inspire our attendees. With Carnie’s help raising awareness for the WLSFA and our Mission to fund grants for weight loss and reconstructive surgery, the sky is the limit. Carnie brings so many assets to the table and a true compassion for people locked out of the medical treatments they so desperately need. Weight Loss Surgery patients are the true power of the foundation. Together we are 2+ million people strong who can and are saving lives one grant at a time. With Carnies light shining on our efforts, we can build our national net work of care and grant referral program stronger than ever! To find out more about the grant Referral Program please visit this link.


How you can get involved and support the WLSFA Today?

If you need information about our grant referral program please CLICK HERE
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4 Comments, RSS

  • Antonia

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    October 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    308 Likes and no comments just wondering if this section works. So I will leave a comment which is YEAH so Happy to have these amazing speakers in 2013!

  • Britnie

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    October 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Yay! I think this is so great!! Looking forward to the WLSFA growing and getting more and more publicity!! Go WLSFA!!!

  • joyband

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    October 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I had surgery on the 6th of September, and I have one fill and am going for my second fill next Monday. I am so excited to say that I have loss about 20 lbs and I am thrilled. I am excited about WLSFA. I wish that I could attend the seminar. Keep up the great work.