Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

Saving lives one grant at a time

Kimberly Grimes

I’m a busy young mother of four boys. Having dealt with obesity since the age of nine, and with a family history of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, it has been my dream to have the Duodenal Switch so that I could be healthier and be able to get down on the floor and play with my kids. With the help of the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America and it’s supporters, my dream will become a reality on November 28th.

My life is very busy with my hubby, four boys, ages 4. 6. 8 and 10 and two miniature schnauzers. If that wasn’t full time enough, I also work full time for a very well known mortgage company. I’m excited about the prospect of having the energy to keep up with my boys and to keep my household running. Right now, it takes all the energy I have to just go through the motions and go about my daily life… I’m ecstatic that this will soon be a distant memory for me.

This isn’t my first go around with WLS, in December 2008 I had RNY. It’s been nearly 3 years and a very wild ride. With numerous complications I was very fortunate to have my insurance company grant me approval for a revision to my original surgery. The Grant from the WLSFA is allowing me to pay fee’s not covered by my insurance. Throughout everything, I’ve never looked back, and never regretted my decision to have WLS, it’s a gift that I’m very fortunate to have received.

Please feel free to add me on facebook and follow me on youtube as I will begin posting video blogs of my experience!

http://www.facebook.com/kimberlymariegrimes

http://www.youtube.com/kimberlymgrimes

The WLSFA is happy we were able to assist Kimberly. Kimberly’s surgery was performed November 27, 2011 and she is doing well!. Kimberly is the first recipient of a grant for a revision surgery and another milestone for the WLSFA. One of our Our missions is to improve the quality of life for people affected by morbid obesity and to make their lives better. For some revision is needed to compete their Journey to health. We wish Kimberly the best and know that our WLS patient community will be there to cheer her on!.

Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America Mission Statement:
Ending Obesity by empowering people to move from surviving to thriving through weight loss surgery, education and support.Performing charitable services and supporting research to find solutions to enhance the quality of life of the morbidly obese community. Raising awareness and funds for surgery.

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