If you want true inspiration, you need look no further than Kent Altena. A resident of Des Moines, Iowa, Kent is married to his high school sweetheart and they have four beautiful children. He works as an IT architect for a regional insurance company, but spent 9 years in the military before his increasing weight forced him out.
If I can play the same role as my brother played for me — proving that it can be done, I am happy my story could help them. There was just a video of 23 year old 600+ pound guy asking for help on Youtube, and my message to him was it can be done. Your life right now does not need to be your life forever however long that is. My life today is nothing I would have imagined it would be 8 years ago. 10 years ago, I was falling asleep at the wheel of my car driving. I had no hope of ever changing my perspective, and I just hope that something can reach this guy and prove it can be possible for him too.