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McKenzies Wellspring Journey

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McKenzie Bethel

THE STORY:

Hello,

I am 14 years old. I am in desperate need of a life changing event. I am only 5'7" and I weigh 210 pounds. I am considered obese for my height.

I recently started home schooling because of the teasing at public school. There is a weight loss camp that I would love to go to, I believe it will help me greatly. My family had over $10,000 in savings but in November of 2008 my mom went in for a minor surgery, but her colon was punctured and she had to stay in the hospital for a month. I was a blessing that she lived and especially because she was able to come home before Christmas. I was very hard for my family during that month; my dad still had to work, so we ate fast food almost every day. I gained over 35 pounds during that time and I am still affected greatly by it and I cannot lose the weight.

The camp cost $10,995, and $400 for an airplane ticket and my family is not very wealthy at all, so we can't afford it. I am going to 9th grade- High School this fall and losing this weight is a very big deal to me. It is also a very good opportunity for me to make new friends and be with people that have the same goal as me.

For every one that at least reads this and donates, Thank You so much- This means the world to me.
McKenzie Mariah

This is the link to the camp website if you want more information about it : http://www.wellspringcamps.com/

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