Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fighting Teen Obesity

So for the last two weeks I have been working on my first photo story of the new year dealing with the topic of teen obesity. I met Alfredo, a 15-year-old sophomore at a local High School, who decided that it was time to change his lifestyle. A recent doctors visit yielded troubling news that he was at a dangerous risk of developing type II diabetes and had fat tissue growing around his liver. With the help of his brother and uncle he began a pretty intense work out routine and after a month, he has lost 20 lbs off his 6'2'' 370 lbs frame. He's a big boy. His goal is to lose over 100 lbs and hopefully try out for his High School football team next fall. This project is still in its infancy stage and has a long way to go.

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