Healthy 4 Life Center

Patient Testimonials

Tracey Ward

39, Merrillville
Success with Gastric Bypass surgery
Heaviest Weight: 285
Current Weight: 168

“There are too many photos of me sitting in a chair, watching the action all around me. Now, I’m part of the action!”


In her mid-thirties and weighing more than 300 pounds, Tracey Ward was used to a sedentary life, one that included insulin shots for her Type 2 Diabetes and medication for high blood pressure. When her children also began living an unhealthy life, Ward felt she needed to explore the option of weight loss surgery.

Tracey chose the Healthy 4 Life team for gastric bypass surgery.

“In February 2010, I had the surgery. Now, all of the health conditions I had before are gone!  I’ve lost 152 pounds. I work out four to five times a week and have even started body building!”

Tracey still sees the Healthy 4 Life team every six weeks. “I love the fact that they make me feel important, like I’m their sister... and they’ll tell me the facts like I’m their sister!  I can be myself.

“I have one message for others who may be where I once was: if you want to live, you have to do something to make it happen. Don’t let life pass you by!”

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