In the My 600-lb Life episode “Kandi & Brandi”, the TLC cameras follow the 30-year-old Dreier twins who collectively lost more than 400 lbs. after gastric bypass surgeries. Now the young women who left their native Vancouver, Washington for Houston, Texas are working toward skin surgeries. But as TLC reports “a major life event threatens the security they thought they had.”
Prior to the surgeries, in July 2016, a co-worker and friend of Kandi and Brandi Dreier, Jennifer Nichole Ricks, started a GoFundMe account on the twins’ behalf. The goal was and still is to raise $10,000. So far $3065 has been raised. The last update to the GoFundMe account was posted 7 months ago after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. Ricks writes: “They did get hit with a lot of unexpected expenses having to deal with the hurricane. Please help these ladies by donating anything you can.” My 600-lb Life airs Wednesdays at 8pm on TLC.