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Help Me Change My Life and Health

Help Me Change My Life and Health

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It's not an easy decision to reach out to strangers to help me in the quest to get my life back.

You see I'm morbidly obese. Before you judge me, please hear me out.  I was not always skinny but I was not obese either, until the age of 19 when I started gaining weight and it just woulding stop. I went to doctors who referred me to dieticians and tried just about everything. I even went vegan to seee if that would help. I've stopped dairy, tried no carb, fasting, nothing seemed to work.

Then when diets wouldn't work, I went to drugs: Duromine, injections, herbal and dietery supplements, etc.  I would lose the weight, only to put it back on again.  I went to gym and didn't even lose grams. I did pilates, fast paced walking but still nothing. I just carrried on gaining weight.

I'm at my wits ends, I hate myself. With the weight gain comes depression. I want to be able to run around with my son who is 4, I want to be that fun mommy and not the one that waddles behind him. And the cherry on the cake is that I also have polycystic ovary syndrome. Side effect - weight gain. Anti-depressant side effect - weight gain.

I've been to see specialists and have decided to undergo weight loss surgery.  I would like to reach my goal by January 2020 the sooner I can get assistance the sooner I can see the specialist and get the surgery.  Any money raised above and beyond my goal, will be donated to other campaigns on BackaBuddy.  It's my way of giving back the same way people game to me.

The costs of the surgery also includes dieticians, fllow up cnsultations, physio, a biokineticist, etc. 

This surgery means that I will be able to have a way of getting around better and not wobbling. I will be me again and I can show my son who I really am. I miss me and I want my son to know the person I am inside.



  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "All the best my girl love Dad and Marlene" - Dad and Marlene

  • Sep 09, 2019 - USD $ 7.10
  • "Good on you for taking a stand." - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 409.63

Fundraising target

R 130 000.00

Nicole Young Surgery Cause

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My name is Nicole Young, I'm 32 and I live in Cape Town.  It is scary, but I would like to share my story with you.  I have struggled with my weight since I was a young woman and I am taking charge in a way that might seem drastic, but is the best option for me.  I have decided to go for weight loss surgery to get my life and health back.