Do It Anyway Ray

Organized by: JJ Peterson

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owner profile image We did it! Thank you!!
March 27, 2016

Thank you so much for your generous contribution on Ray's behalf! For your information, Ray will be undergoing skin fold removal surgery on April See More

THE STORY:

My name is JJ Peterson and I am a personal trainer and nutrition coach. This fundraiser isn't about or for me. This is about a human being that has quickly become a hero in the eyes of thousands of people fighting for health and happiness. Ray Stewart and his wife, Julie, have been on the ride of a lifetime over the past year and have lost a combined total of over 230 lbs!! You may have seen Ray's transformation on the new hit TV series, Fit To Fat To Fit on A&E. Ray has lost an incredible 160 lbs and isn't showing any signs of letting off the gas. He has inspired thousands of people along the way to adopt a healthy, clean eating lifestyle. Although Ray's transformation has been unbelievable inside and out, his transformation is not quite complete... yet. You see, extreme weight loss comes with a price. The 160 lbs of weight lost has left Ray with close to 20 lbs of skin that needs to be removed. Unfortunately, insurance will not cover the cost of this procedure because it is considered cosmetic. These procedures are expensive, but in my opinion, absolutely necessary. Dr. David N Clayton, MD, FACS with Trilogy Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah met with Ray and said he is the perfect candidate for this procedure. Dr. Clayton and his staff were nothing short of amazing! Dr. Clayton spent so much time educating us on all the details of the procedure. His attention to detail was incredible and he handled such a sensitve visit with so much kindness and repsect. Ray and I walked out of his facility knowing he was the right Doc for the job! Huge thanks to Dr. Clayton and staff for being so willing to help Ray continue on his journey! Dealing with weight, food, exercise, and life can be stressful and it pulls on all the emotions. Having the excess skin removed will also remove the emotions that came along with it! Sure, this is about helping Ray look his best! But more important, I really need Ray to continue to FEEL good about himself so he can pay it forward and continue to inspire others on their journey in finding themselves again. Please join me in a great cause and pitch in to help Ray complete his transformation! Thanks so much for all of the love and support that has been thrown our way over the past year. This world is full of incredible people doing wonderful things for each other. This is proof of that! Let's go! - JJ Peterson

 

$5,480

 

39% Raised of$14,000 Goal

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  • JJ & Erika Peterson

     

  • Trevor Haugen

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carl and Cara roth

    $10

  • Jeremy & Ali Fenlon

     

  • @FatGuyGoesVegan

     

  • Aaron Oliver

    $50

  • Inspired and uplifted

    $50

  • Garlic Mike's

    $50

  • Dan Partland

    $100

  • Chris Porter

    $100

  • LJR

    $100

  • Harold and Becky Haugen

    $100

  • Danny and Cassie Hansen

    $25

  • Seth Kaufmann

    $50

  • Jamie and Aaron Kern

     

  • VICTIG

    $500

  • ePremium

    $250

  • A friend

     

  • Dave O'Keefe

    $100

  • Sarah and Josh Donker

     

  • Kelly & Carmen Peterson

    $100

  • Tim Steadman

    $50

  • Liz and Dave

    $250

  • Alliance Health

    $250

  • Robb Lifferth

    $70

  • Todd Long

     

  • Ashley Cannon

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cami Slaughter

    $30

  • Matty Branch

    $25

  • Amanda Roberts

    $25

  • Steve LeBaron

    $15

  • Big B

    $1,500

  • Well Done, Well Done!

    $100

  • Sara Leifs/CrossFit Katla - Iceland

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ken and Marion Stewart

    $500

  • Orem Dispatch Family

    $110

  • Betty Stewart

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen Davidson

    $25

  • Geoff Stephenson

    $25

  • Sonya Bossingham

    $200

  • Katie Mack

    $50

  • Helen Lee

    $50

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Donor Comments

Helen Lee

Helen Lee

DONATION: $50

Ray, the dad and hero 3 years ago

Katie Mack

Katie Mack

DONATION: $50

Proud of you. 3 years ago

Sonya Bossingham

Sonya Bossingham

DONATION: $200

Never surrender Ray!!! 3 years ago

Geoff Stephenson

Geoff Stephenson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Karen Davidson

Karen Davidson

DONATION: $25

To help uplift and inspire others is a gift I feel from Ray. Please accept my very small gift in return!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Betty Stewart

Betty Stewart

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Orem Dispatch Family

Orem Dispatch Family

DONATION: $110

3 years ago

Ken and Marion Stewart

Ken and Marion Stewart

DONATION: $500

In memory of Joanne Ruth Goodman Denos 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

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