Girl Loses 65 Pounds in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds when she was just 9 years old. In under a year, she's dropped 65 pounds.


Heidi Bond was desperate. No matter how much she cajoled or threatened her daughter, the 9-year-old refused to finish their workout.


Used to this struggle, Bond pushed harder, encouraging Breanna to complete the four-mile loop. She had already lost weight, Bond reminded her. She couldn't give up now, or her hard work would be for nothing.


Breanna ignored her mother and turned for home.


Watching the 173-pound girl walk away, Bond's heart sank. She realized this was a fight she wasn't going to win in a war she couldn't afford to lose.

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