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IN People ON 29 Dec, 2015
People have to understand that not all obese people are large because of their eating habits or their lack of exercise. Some people become obese because of a physical abnormality or a hormonal imbalance. And regardless of how people became large, each of them deserves the same amount of respect as fellow human beings. Moreover, what they need is medical innovation so that they can become normal again. And even without the medical assistance, it helps if people would understand how they feel. They are bullied and they can feel extremely sad. We should be there for them to provide encouragement.
This is the story of a how a boy was bullied, suffered from depression, and managed to change his life for the better.
Jacob Miller is no ordinary boy. He was born prematurely, and it was apparent even during his childhood that his growth was exceptionally fast.
Even when Jacob Miller was only a year old, he was already at a daunting 52 pounds. Clearly something wasn't right with his physical development.
Jacob Miller already weighed a whopping 707 pounds when he was just 15-year-old. More than that, he was also quite a tall male at 6'5". Every year during his teenage period, he would gain 100 pounds.
According to the doctors, Jacob Miller was growing extraordinarily fast because of a hormonal imbalance. Aside from the physical dilemma, people began bullying and teasing him, making him feel depressed and powerless.
However, not all was lost for Jacob Miller as he decided that he will not go down without a fight. He wanted to lose weight and he would start it immediately. Thanks to his parents and the people from Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Jacob Miller was able to follow a plan that successfully made him lose 77 pounds.
He needed this change so much because he already had diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and cellulitis even though he is still a relatively young person. Even though he already lost some pounds, he wanted to go through gastric bypass surgery to get more of his weight removed.
Once Jacob Miller started following the diet and just six months after his gastric bypass surgery, his shirt size was already reduced from 10x to an admirable 5x.