Weʼve raised £0 to Partly Fund Weightloss Surgery to help reduce my health complications
- Hastings, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Closed on Monday, 5th December 2016
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I am 50 years old and since I was in primary I have suffered with my weight. I think I was just one of those people.
Throughout my life i have been lucky enough to enjoy the gym and maintain my weight at a steady 18 stone (again classed as overweight but manageable for me). 2 years ago I had a serious asthma attack and was admitted to hospital. As asthma had been a big part of my health issues through my life I managed with it and coped. Whilst in hospital and after being discharged I deteriorated, being diagnosed with sleep apnoea, COPD and now suffering seriously with back issues and diabetes.
I have worked all my life but due to the sleep apnoea I was becoming forgetful, losing concentration when finally my employer let me go and my life fell apart.
Spending most of my days now not very mobile and suffering depression I have agreed with doctors weight loss surgery is my way forward and is something that will give me back my life. Finding out that it is a minimum of a year to wait on the NHS, I fear my heart lungs and body may not take that weight.
I have £2000 of my own money in savings and am appealing to the nation to help me raise the rest of the money I need, £4000 to fund the surgery.
I would like to produce a blog page documenting the journey i take including the weight loss.
My aim following this with the time I have is to hopefully start a charity or begin fundraising for those in a similar position to me and those in need of surgery sooner than the NHS can offer.
I hope this reaches someone who might have the empathy for me and spare funds to aid in my quest to extend my life. I am a proud man and if i had the funds i would not be here asking this of anyone.
My only hope is I can live a healthier, happy life and help those who are need of life saving operations.
Thank you so much for just reading my story and any help you give.
Carl Elliott5 months ago
I know I have just created this page but to let all my future supprters know I will be continuing to try and raise money to fund this operation and just in advance would like to say thank you to any help you decide to provide me. No words could ever be said in thanks for help given.
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