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The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA.ORG) invites you to join us in Portland Oregon! Your participation at this annual fundraiser allows the WLSFA to make a difference in the lives of people with no access to the medical treament they need to overcome the disease of obesity. Dollars raised at this event fund grants and saves lives! We anticipate the largest gathering of weight loss surgery patients ever assembled. Together we can look forward to an event that will be life changing for attendees and those that benefit from the gathering our grant recipients!



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    Friday, May 19 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    The Realities of Super Morbid Obesity

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    This panel will discuss the victories and struggles with those who have higher BMIs before WLS. Both Brittani and Zsalynn were on My 600 lb Life.  Come with your questions about life before and after WLS for those with super morbid obesity. 

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    Brittani Fulfer

    Hi I’m Brittani, my friends call me Britt. I am a 34 years old married to the most amazing man. I am an aunt, a daughter, a friend, and hope to be a mother one day. All of these amazing elements of my life could not have happened without the lifesaving surgery I had in Sept 2015. I was severely morbidly obese and damn close to being home bound. I was sick and tired, but in denial of just how sick and tired I was. My whole life I had been overweight, but I always just did what I had to do. I went to school, I had a job, I had friends. The reality though I was just barely functioning. The realization came to me when I stepped on the scale and it could not read. I knew I had to do something. But what? I tried diets, I tried exercise, but nothing seemed to work. One day my husband the amazing man that he is said that he knew that I was going to get healthy, because I am stubborn enough to do so. Any time I truly want something in life I get it. I overcame cancer when I was 19, I have Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism but I do not let that stop me. I knew I needed help... Read More →
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    Sandi Henderson

    Board Member, WLSFA
    Sandi Henderson is 66 years old and lives at the beach in Oxnard California. She had LAP- BAND surgery on May 28, 2004 at a starting weight of 424 pounds, losing 250 pounds in a 2 year period. After mentoring patients in her surgeon’s practice Sandi co-authored a book and began... Read More →
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    Brian Michaelz

    Owner, Michaelz Media

    Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Broadway III & IV Plaza Level