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Weight Loss Surgery KickStarter / Crowdfunding

a startup idea shared by Patrick Curl on 01/22/2013

There are many people who are extremely obese in this country who do not qualify for insurance, or ssi. I myself weighed 670 pounds, could barely walk, but couldn't qualify for SSI/Disability which may have paid for surgery. Luckily, I had family who chipped in and helped me get surgery (I've lost 150 pounds in 6 months, still a long road, but I feel SOOOO much better)... I think it would be cool to create a site where a user can upload a video/sob story about why they deserve/need help to lose weight. Family/friends/strangers can login and donate lump sums, or pledge a monthly amount. When they reach their goal amount, a check will be made out to the hospital/surgeon for that patients' surgery. Monetization : We would take a 2% cut of all donations.

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