Woman Who Lost Nearly 200 Pounds Has Handfuls Of Loose Skin; Seeks Surgery Funds Through Crowdsourcing

Losing weight isn’t easy, and for Kayla Butcher, as well as others, that’s only part of the battle. The 24-year-old from Canada lost the weight after having gastric bypass surgery, now weighing in at 191 pounds - down from 376 pre-operation. But she has excessive loose skin as a result, which is considered cosmetic, so Butcher has turned to crowdsourcing site GoFundMe to raise $10,000 to have it removed. 

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On her page Butcher writes, “ It is very emotionally difficult to deal with, finally being freed from the weight I've carried since I was a child but still feeling trapped inside a body that constantly reminds me of the lifetime of pain and struggle.” Butcher told Cosmopolitan magazine that her excessive skin is like an "apron" that sags and continually gets in her way.  

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Hi, My name is Kayla Butcher and I am looking for any help I can get to allow me to get my excess skin removal surgeries done. Let me tell you a little about myself, I am 24 years old and I work full time at a call center . I had Roux en y gastric bypass surgery on February 8th, 2016. I topped th...

Butcher opens up about the difficulty in wearing clothes and bathing suits despite her slimmer size and even reveals that having sex is more daunting than before.

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She explains that things haven’t always been easy after leaving an unhealthy home at 16 years old. She acts as a mother figure to her siblings and mentions being an inspiration for others. A look at Butcher’s Instagram shows that she has quite the following with more than 14,000 fans.

On one before-and-after photo, another Instagram user, A lyssaabearrr, wrote, “Damn girl! I remember you from high school. You are truly an inspiration for everyone! You are gorgeous. I am struggling with left over pregnancy weight right now and I was almost about to say screw it. Then I saw your story and being so close to home. I'm gunna do it!”

Butcher’s campaign has raised  more than $2,000 so far by 68 people in one week. Her GoFundMe is currently trending, likely after her story became widespread in Cosmopolitan.

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