A Different Kind of Finish Line.
Laresa had battled her weight her entire life. The struggle only continued after having children and working a desk job. After trying multiple diets, she decided to look into Bariatric Surgery because she wanted to be sure she would be around for her kids and future grandchildren. She attended a support group meeting and educational seminar hosted by The Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center. Just a few months after her surgical weight loss procedure, Laresa ran her first 5K, followed by her first half-marathon. Laresa has accomplished much more than losing half her body weight; she’s accomplished something she’d never dreamed of - an active life.