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Started by Michael, Feb 25, 2012 2:30 PM
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    Michael

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  • Joined: Jun 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted April 12, 2012 - 4:43 PM

#9
I've looked into the Mexico thing and decided against it due to having to travel there. My main concern are the cost of the fills and aftercare. Some docs have said the cost of fills is more expensive if you don't go to the doc who performed the surgery. Going back and forth to Mexico would be cost prohibitive for me.

Also, at least here in Texas, the Department of Health and Human Services, who manage medicaid, say I'm not eligible because I'm a single male and have no children. If I was on disability, then I would have a chance. The thinking is that if you are a single male you should be able to take care of yourself if you're under the age of 65. Still, I'm not giving up. That's why I started a fundraising campaign on www.gofundme.com/saving-Michael


    Michael

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  • Joined: Jun 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted April 12, 2012 - 4:50 PM

#10

I ran across an article today and thought of your post: http://wlsfa.org/415...y-is-this-week/

The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America is apparently awarding grants for WLS. Not sure what the specifications are or how you can qualify, but I thought I'd pass it along so you can take a look.



It's kinda like a competition and registration starts in June for the grant. They only award one grant.


    Cazzy

    Bariatric Master

  • Posts: 1,496
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: UK
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2011
  • Starting Weight: 400 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 236 lbs
  • Current Weight: 164 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 28.1
Posted April 12, 2012 - 5:25 PM

#11
Would the department of health preclude women because they were single and no children ?, if its only men it seems very discriminatory, you should ask for a written copy of their criteria so u can see it in writing and not over the phone ..

Have u applied for things like biggest loser, Obese, a year to save my life ? .. or some of the tv companies might be willing to sponser you in exchange for doing a film of your WLS journey.
i would also apporach your local church/community centre for help financially or ask them for help to do some fund raising for you like a ( we call them jumble sales here ) i think you may call them rummage sales ? where u sell peoples cast offs etc .. I am sure a lot of people in the US including some here could donate some big clothing to sell as against give money in this economic climate .. You got to get creative in this day and age where money is tight and people cant afford any spare cash to help others :)


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