Ronnie Brower is a huge Taylor Swift fan, but nearly three years ago that meant something quite different than it does today. Ronnie weighed nearly 700 pounds when doctors told him that his obese body would be the cause his death by the age of 35. It was this stark news, and the motivation of Taylor Swift's music, that put his mind into gear to get better. He was hoping that he could inspire people and perhaps meet Ms. Swift at an upcoming concert in Cleveland.
His journey lasted over 700 days, but he refused to let failure be an option. In the video below you can see that he was barely able to walk at the beginning. His spirit was never one of shame, doubt, or negativity. He stayed upbeat even though he know the task at hand probably seemed insurmountable to those around him.
While Taylor Swift's concert on June 1st, 2015 was "amazing
" according to Ronnie, he didn't get a chance to meet the pop princess. No matter, Ronnie's transformation has the power to inspire millions of people, and we here at SFG want to help spread his message of dedication, love for life, and having an attitude of accomplishing any goal regardless of how crazy they may seem.
So watch his amazing transformation in the video below and let us know what you think of Ronnie. His Friend Joe Bufano put the video together for us to enjoy, and even attended the concert with Ronnie. It's with support from people like Joe that helped save Ronnie's life. It's Ronnie's determination and positive outlook on life that could save the lives of many, many more.
Spread Ronnie's story if you found it as inspirational as I did. Good work Ronnie, I hope you live a long and healthy life filled with many more Taylor Swift-inspired stories. "Yeah buddy!"