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I agree with Lindsey Tanner when she said that, "Teens should be able to discuss every option with their doctor, and surgery should be one of those options." So well put, in the article, it also explored the life of Faith Newsome struggling with a 42 BMI. After surgery, she began to life her life like a normal teen and was able to get a prom dress, play sports, and became happier overall in life. Newsome had participated in a case study titled, "Hearing Their Voices: Exploring the Patient Narratives of Adolescent and Young Adults Who Have Undergone Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—A Case Series". This study concluded that, "...MBS leads to significant improvement in health status via decreased mortality and improved health related quality of life..." We should keep this opportunity open to other young adult who desperately desire to make a change in their life.

Keeping options available :) 

Johnson, Veronica, Kayla A. Northam, RN, BSN, Joice J. Smith, BA, Faith Anne Newsome, BA, Gricelda Gomez, MD, MPH, & Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA. " Hearing Their Voices: Exploring the Patient Narratives of Adolescent and Young Adults Who Have Undergone Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—A Case Series." Medical Research Archives [Online], 9.5 (2021): n. pag. Web. 12 Jul. 2021

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