On October 24th WLSFA Grant recipient Marcella Rivera of San Antonio Texas joined the “Losers Bench” and became a surgical patient of doctor Rachel Moore of Moore Metobolics. The bariatric surgery was performed at Crescent City Surgical Center in Metairie Louisiana. marcellriveradrmoore Marcella had struggled for years trying to get weight loss surgery with no success. Like many people, Marcella’s insurance did not cover the medical treatment she needed. Marcella was referred to the WLSFA grant program by her surgeon. Marcella applied and was approved for funding in May.

“We are thrilled and excited for Marcella and greatful to the many volunteers and donors who made this surgery possible. Marcella is on her way to a healthy new life free from the many co-morbidity’s of obesity.” ~ Antonia Namnath Founder of the WLSFA

The WLSFA raises funds for grant by hosting an annual fundraiser each spring. Below are details about the event that will be held in 2017. If you were helped by bariatric surgery and would like to help someone else receive life saving medical, help please attend our fundraiser. Other ways to help are to make a donation or volunteer. Together we are saving lives one grant at a time.  If you need financial help getting surgery please contact us.



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We invite you to join us in Portland Oregon!  

Your participation at the  annual fundraiser allows the WLSFA to make a difference in the lives of people with no access to the medical treatment they need to overcome the disease of obesity.   Please join WLSFA Nation Ambassador of Hope Carnie Wilson and hundreds of others. You will enjoy three days of Education, Inspiration and Fun.


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