My name is Randi Schmueser, I am a 23yr old female who weighs 315lbs. I have been over weight my entire life. I started to notice in 2nd grade and started dieting in 5th grade. I had done everything under the sun to lose weight including diet and exercise. It was tough growing up, not only being bullied at school, but coming home and your family wanting and hoping you would lose weight. It messed with me so bad mentally, that in 7th grade, I started to "harm myself". And unfortunately my family has a history of depression and suicide. The first time I had experienced such a thing was in 10th grade, my Uncle committed suicide. So I vowed to myself to never do that and never have my family experience that hurt again. So I stopped "harming myself" and actually changed my whole outlook on life for the positive... Until last year, when my cousin and sister committed suicide within about a week of each other. My world was flipped upside down. So I went to the doctor and he put me on antidepressants, but we also discussed my weight and I told him my issue with weight loss.
We decided to look into it further and turns out, I have PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), along with previous diagnosed stress and anxiety disorder, tachycardia and depression. The doctor then said that this could be the reason for my issues with weight and also mentioned that my medications didn't help. He said it is a "vicious cycle" and the best way to get out of it is through weight-loss surgery.
So here I am presenting to you my links to help raise money for my surgery. I am trying to raise $3000 because that is the "out of pocket" cost after insurance. So if you share this with everyone, it would be greatly appreciated
So why should YOU help fund ME? To put it basically, you would literally be a part of SAVING MY LIFE. In more ways than you know. Yes you would be helping me fight obesity, but you will be helping me fight PCOS, tachycardia, anxiety and depression. Also, my grandma was recentally diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer (thank goodness here insurance covers EVERYTHING or I would be making one of these for her.And Cancer also runs in my family; my mom had cancer cells removed from her ovaries before I was born. So you will be giving me a good foundation if (god forbid), I ever have to fight that battle. Overall YOU will be giving me a future of health and happiness and there is literally no greater gift.
My facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LikeAPhoenixIWillRise/ ( My weight-loss Surgery Fundraiser Group page)
https://www.facebook.com/RandiSchmueser (new page)
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