After speaking with a friend who underwent bariatric surgery, Donna decided she was interested. In January of 2010, Donna and her husband attended a seminar at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Bariatric Center to explore her options.
"I knew when I left the seminar that it was time to get the ball rolling," says Donna. "It was going to be a physical change as well as a lifestyle change, but for my health I needed to do this."
In April of 2010, Donna had gastric bypass surgery performed by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital physician, Dr. Wayne Westmoreland, and is working to lose over 100 pounds.
"If I had known what the surgery would do for me I would have done it a long time ago," says Donna. "It truly is a life changing experience."