When I first found out about the St Alexius NewStart program, I thought there was hope. I thought, "I'll still be around to see my kids grow older."


My life before Silver Lake NewStart was a lonely, ashamed existence. I got into a routine... I would get up, go to work, come home, stay home.


Before At Alexius NewStart, my life revolved around the couch and the satellite television. I was a diabetic. I could not walk a flight of stairs. My blood pressure was un-controllable.


I was dragging around 300 pounds.. I couldn't walk and breath at the same time... I just couldn't take it anymore.


It wasn't the way I looked as much as the way I felt. I couldn't breath. I couldn't live.