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Help Carrie Pay for Skin Surgery

Organized by: Carrie Layte

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Carrie's Photo
Carrie's Photo
Carrie's Photo
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The Next Step
February 21, 2016

It's been 4 months since the first surgery and I'm now counting down to the last unexpected piece of this journey.  On April 1st I will go under See More

THE STORY:

 After Carrie, a horse trainer and nail technician/esthetician, lost over 120 pounds the hard way (through rigorous diet and exercise), she recently found out that her insurance will not pay for the surgery to remove a large amount of excess skin. Not only is the loose skin a problem aesthetically, it’s also painful and dangerous because it’s very thin and tears easily. This means she has to wear compression clothing to keep the skin in place. If she had, had surgery to lose the weight then her insurance would have paid for the skin removal. Despite many attempts to reason with her insurance company, Carrie realized she will have to pay for the $20,000 procedure on her own. She believes she can manage half of the cost despite having to take time off of work after the procedure (scheduled for October 9th), but she’s hoping to receive help for the remaining $10,000. Carrie beat many odds to lose the weight: growing up her mother was morbidly obese and so were all of the women on both sides of her family—her eating habits were poor to say the least. And then, when she was just 22 years old, her mother died unexpectedly of alcoholism and Carrie retreated, hiding inside her 300+ pound body. But then an opportunity came along that she couldn’t turn down: a chance to become a professional riding instructor and horse trainer and compete in national horse riding competitions. The problem was she couldn’t imagine riding a horse weighing as much as she did, she worried about embarrassing her students and straining the horses. So she became very determined; joining a gym was the first step and eventually she was running half marathons. “A year later I was down 100 lbs and I had my first professional win and those pictures spoke volumes. I had finally reached a point where I was healthy and happy and knew that my mom was celebrating somewhere up there. But with the massive weight loss came some new issues. There was skin....omg there was skin. I thought that losing 117 lbs would make me light and trim. Light yes, trim no. I have skin hanging from my arms my legs and mostly my hips and tummy. The more I work out the smaller my legs and arms get, but that body skin gets looser, thinner and far more sensitive. As I work out the skin stretches and tears so I have been bound in compression clothing ever since,” Carrie says. Carrie would love to be able to live her life unencumbered, make her students and herself proud in national horse riding competitions and keep the weight off for life. If you’d like to help, Carrie would appreciate it from the bottom of her heart.

$4,125

 

41% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Francee and Maddie Quinlan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debbie and Katie hodges

    $200

  • Carla Meyers

    $30

  • maura woodruff

    $100

  • Nicole S

     

  • Deb Z

     

  • Nancy McCarthy

     

  • Cyndy

     

  • Kim Boyle

     

  • Monica

    $100

  • Leslie H

     

  • Oskar, Nina , Ziggy

    $100

  • Lou Leta

    $50

  • Caldwells

    $100

  • Cindy gleckman

    $100

  • Kathy Peeples

    $100

  • Pam Gannon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Suzanne Haselkorn

    $100

  • Kerri & family

    $50

  • Christina Manning

    $25

  • Julie Deane

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bonnie

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michele G

    $50

  • Debbie Ryan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Peg Bourgeois

     

  • Brittany Cornell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Lisa Imperato

    $200

  • Anna

    $50

  • Primo and Sabrina

    $255

  • Janet Maffei

    $100

  • Paula K.

     

  • Marcy

    $150

  • Frances Neville

     

  • Lynette Vallecillo

     

  • Gayle

     

  • Jayne Cousins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Maura Woodruff

    $50

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Carrie Layte

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Donor Comments

Maura Woodruff

Maura Woodruff

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jayne Cousins

Jayne Cousins

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gayle

Gayle

Best of luck to you Cari! 2 years ago

Lynette Vallecillo

Lynette Vallecillo

Go girl! 2 years ago

Frances Neville

Frances Neville

I can't think of a better cause! Carrie, you are terrific, without you my feet would be a disaster. Thank you for all your help. 3 years ago

Marcy

Marcy

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Paula K.

Paula K.

3 years ago

Janet Maffei

Janet Maffei

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Primo and Sabrina

Primo and Sabrina

DONATION: $255

To one of our favorite trainers and friend---we hope you reach your goal! Love, Daisy Meadow Farm 3 years ago

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