Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)

Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)

Espanol ButtonBrandon, 17, was once 140 lbs. overweight. Everything changed the day he began riding his bike to school. This simple act got him on track for weight loss, and also inspired him to do things he never imagined doing before.





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