Jacob Miller was born five weeks early, but had he arrived on time, he would have weighed over 12 pounds at birth! Doctors believed he had a hormonal dysfunction that caused him to gain weight at an extremely rapid pace. By the time he turned one, he weighed 52 pounds, and he gained an average of about 100 pounds every year after that. By the time he was 15-years-old, he weighed over 700 pounds.
The weight gain caused Jacob all kinds of secondary health issues, including diabetes, heart problems, a liver disease, and he had cellulitis in his legs. He knew that if he didn’t do something to try to change the trajectory of his life, he wouldn’t be around for very long. So Jacob took the initiative and partnered with doctors at the children’s hospital in Cincinnati to come up with a plan to alter his future.
Jacob’s weight loss and exercise plan began with a restricted, healthy diet that helped him lose 77 pounds very quickly, and after that, doctors performed gastric bypass surgery. That combined with Jacob’s hard work led to more weight loss. The drastic and noticeable change to his appearance over the following six months will blow you away.
Check out the video below to watch the full transformation and learn more about this kid’s inspiring story!