As the father of a 16-year-old daughter, St. Louis native, Larry Evans used to pray that he would live to see his baby girl walk across the stage at her high school graduation. Once that happened, he said, he would be content with dying. But after a heart-to-heart conversation with his brother, Evans decided that he needed to get out of his box of depression and take his life back.
While in the gym working out day in and day, Larry simply stated, “I want to live.”
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Evans had lost control of his weight after graduating from high school, where, for four years, he played football as a defensive lineman. He never really knew how much he weighed until a scary moment when he woke up in the hospital and was told him that he was 800 pounds. The journey to get down to under 580 lbs which is where he is now, wasn’t easy at first.
800lb Man Loses Weight For One Reason: “I Want To Live” was originally published on BlackDoctor.org