KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A mother's love for her son is the latest voice in a nationwide call for people to lose weight and get healthy. Mary Bounds lost her son Adam last year. He died of complications from obesity. Now, Mary is carrying on her son'/s dying wish.
"He told me that if there's one thing I could do to help one person get in that gym and not have to go through what I'm going through that would be the greatest thing," Bounds said.
Adam died at age 34. At his heaviest, he weighed 503 lbs. He was the first person to join the Big Changes program at Southwest Boulevard Family Fitness Center in Kansas City, Kan. He lost 100 lbs but the damage to his heart from years of being overweight could not be reversed.
"He wished that he would have only taken it seriously sooner; if he hadn't waited until it was too late," Bounds said.
With tears in her eyes, she said she is committed to carrying on her son's dream to help others lose weight.
"I am proud of my son and proud of his success losing the weight and now I'm proud that even in his death his story is still helping people," she said.
For more information on the Big Changes Program, visit their website here .
On Wednesday during 41 Action News Midday, Anchor, Cynthia Newsome, will interview one of the trainers from the Big Changes program to discuss how the program works and how people can get involved and get help.