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Once 440 lbs, she changed her life. Now she needs your help.

April lost 280 pounds with a trainer who had made a similar life transformation.

April Wood had trouble walking and moving when she weighed 440 pounds. She knew it was affecting her children, so she started a life transformation journey.

Matt Hoodie, her trainer in north Scottsdale, knew what she was facing. He too had lost 150 pounds.

Credit: Matt Hoodie

"It gives me a little bit different perspective than a trainer who's maybe been in shape his whole life or her whole life," Hoodie said.

Wood trains once a week and recently became a Zumba instructor. 

Now down 280 pounds, she is facing a new challenge.

Credit: 12 News

"One of the biggest challenges is the loose skin," Hoodie said. "It can tear and it can be really painful so I made a GoFundMe for her."

You can help April here.

HELP: April's skin removal surgery fundraiser