WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE
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I'm Cortni - and I'm a chaos tornado of love who sings her way through life and can't resist a good book.

I had my SADI-S (Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal bypass with Sleeve) surgery on February 15, 2022. My highest weight just months before was 411 lbs. I was barely able to walk, out of shape, I hadn't been to a regular doctor in years, and I was truly scared about the longevity (and quality) of my life. 

When my best friend Allyson shared that she needed weight loss surgery to be on a heart transplant list, I knew instantly that I could both support her and take a pivotal step in my personal health. Six months later, and we were both sharing our post-op stories with our viewers. 

I'm a cat mom, married to my sweet husband, Rob, and loving life in the taco-city of Central TX! I love to travel, make a mean picture wall, and have an uncanny ability to find four-leaf clovers!

I'm Allyson - a person who loves bright crazy patterns, a challenging escape room and laughing way too loud.

I had my Gastric Sleeve (VSG) surgery on February 24, 2022. I scheduled surgery after a follow up cardiology appointment where I was told I was in Stage C Heart Failure. My doctors shared that not only would weight loss surgery would allow me to be eligible for a transplant, it would potentially delay the need for that surgery by years. 

After a number of surgeries over the past decade, this journey has been one that has been surprisingly emotional and I am so thankful for the support of my immediate and greater community. 

I love to paint, make, cook, and exercise my creativity in all ways, and have two large dogs that I love to go on walks with. You can catch me enjoying culture through museums, shows, and more, and I am always down for a good sports game!

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Get to know us

11
THE NUMBER OF YEARS WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS
6
THE NUMBER OF PETS WE HAVE (2 DOGS, 4 CATS)
79
THE NUMBER OF POST-OP TRIPS WE HAVE DREAMED UP
ALLYSON FAVORITES
TV SHOW:

Survivor + Bosch

BOOK:

The Reacher series and the Renee Ballard series

SONG:

Always have a new one and my music is all over the map!

FOOD:

Currently anything paired with Tzatziki sauce

PLACE TO TRAVEL:

I am truly happy by oceans

and mountains and have

serious wanderlust

GAME:

Sequence

CORTNI FAVORITES
TV SHOW:

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

BOOK:

Currently it's anything by

TJ Klune

SONG:

Crowded Table by

The Highwomen

FOOD:

Meatballs! Really anything with sauce

PLACE TO TRAVEL:

Can I +1 Allyson's? Bring me by the water or to the mountains and I am so happy

GAME:

Tenzi