Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Father loses over 30 pounds to save daughter



As a father, my desire to lose weight has more to do with my child than myself.  I want to be healthy so that I can be there for him as he grows up.  But, what about the father who gets healthy so that his child can live?  That’s a man who gets my undying respect.

Eduardo Camargo’s baby girl was was born with a condition requiring a liver transplant.  Eduardo could have been a donor but, he had a problem — he was too overweight.  The buildup of fat in his liver had ruled him out.

This is where a father’s love kicked in.  Refusing to accept fate, Eduardo Camargo worked himself down from over 210 pounds to 180 pounds in a matter of two months.  He watched what he ate, drank only water and ran over 20 miles a week.

With little time left, he was able to donate a portion of his liver to his daughter, saving her life.  Because of the regenerative nature of a healthy liver, Eduardo Camargo has already grown most of his back.

Why lose weight?  I can’t give you every reason here but, one reason just might be that your kids need you.

JP Smith
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