Why do you need a surgery?
"Hi, my name is Lauren, I’m 27 I’m from the UK I have struggled throughout my life as I have autism I was in a psychiatric hospital for a year which resulted me going on a few psychiatric medications which made me rapidly gaining weight before this I was fit and healthy, very active. I used to go to karate 4 times a week Kayaking, and also really enjoyed swimming when I have the surgery I hope to get back to doing all these things as I can’t at the moment because my weight stops me my weight has also had a negative impact on my life I have pain in my joints from excess weight. I also have to wear a cpap machine as I have sleep apnoea cause by excess weight my mental health is not great and I get very down about my weight and how I look and my body shape and for my age, I am very unhealthy.I am no longer on the same psychiatric medication, but I still have the same eaten habits, as if I was on them as I was on them for so many years. I’ve tried many diets such as slimming world, Weight Watchers, slim fast, the Atkins diet and basically, every diet you can think of they haven’t helped I lose a small amount of weight and then put it back on which really affects my mental health and my confidence is pretty non-existent. I am determine to work hard with my gastric bypass and I know it’s only a tool i’ll have to put in a lot of hard work my goals for after surgery are to lose weight have less joint pain. Hopefully get rid of my CPAP machine feel better about my body an overall be happier and healthier my long-term goal is to study to become a nurse as I have a passion for helping other people."
Why cannot you pay for this surgery and need financial help?
"I am on benefits due to health reasons and mental health reasons I have a lot of health problems due to being overweight I find it hard to walk far as my joints hurt and my weight causes me a lot of confidence issues and I find it difficult to speak to new people as I have autism. The financial help will be very greatly appreciated as I will have to borrow the money off of my grandad and it will take me a long long time to pay it back"