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IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Patients Offered Skydive Opportunity

An IU Health North Hospital Release An Bariatrics Release

Indianapolis, Ind.—Indiana University Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss patients are excited to celebrate their achievements with Skydive Indianapolis Wednesday, August 7 during a tandem skydive.

Skydive Indianapolis is offering the patients and their family a discounted rate during a “celebration event” for those who are celebrating their new healthy lifestyle accomplishments. The opportunity is open to all IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss patients, as well as family members.

“This is a great opportunity for our patients,” states Sarah Muntel, Registered Dietitian at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss. “It’s a celebration of the new life they now have. For many, this is something that has been on their bucket list.”

“This is an absolute dream come true for me,” states IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss patient Jennifer Baughman. “I’ve spent my whole life as a prisoner to obesity. I felt so trapped in my body because my weight made it too painful and difficult to move and be active. I had to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else live life and do fun things. Not anymore. I am finally free! I’m no longer on the sidelines. I’m participating in life now and it feels wonderful. Jumping out of that airplane tomorrow is the ultimate celebration of my freedom from obesity and the new life that I now have for myself.”

Don Selzer, MD, Medical Director at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss says, “This is representative of our program and the way it enables patients to accomplish things that were unimaginable prior to losing weight.”

Skydive Indianapolis will hold a special time for IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss patients on Wednesday, August 7 from 6 p.m. until sundown. Interviews with physicians and patients can be arranged by contacting Libby Springer at 317.688.2765 or espringe@iuhealth.org.

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