My Story: “I Did It For My Daughter”
Tyrone Garrett’s father wasn’t around while he was growing up. So when Tyrone’s fiance, Whitney Hammond, gave birth to their daughter, he knew he had to make a change.
Tyrone, then 26, weighed 335 pounds. Like many members of his family, he had high blood pressure, but he refused to take medication. One time at work, his heart started beating so fast he could see it moving up and down through his shirt. Hammond rushed him to the doctor, who warned that he was dangerously close to having a heart attack.
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“It was the scariest thing in my life,” Tyrone says.