Andrew Sansardo struggled with his weight and his severe knock knees all his life. After his parents’ deaths, though, he knew he had to make a change.
“Being overweight, I have everybody calling me fat,” Andrew said to WGNTV Chicago. “Back then it was acceptable to be beat up on because you were different from everyone else.” According to WGNTV, Andrew was twice the size of his twin brother and born with a condition that made his knees turn inward.
“I was that kid that stayed in the room. I didn’t really leave until I was 16, 17 years old. I was a loner and didn’t really do a lot,” he said.
At 25 years old with his knock knees as bad as ever and very overweight, Andrew’s dad died from congestive heart failure. Years later, his mom passed away and Andrew had an epiphany.
“The day after she passed away, I was like, ‘I’m going to the gym,’ because I wasn’t going to die at an early age. I was not going to be my parents,” he said.
Thus began his long journey towards a new lease on life. It started with walking into the gym at 413 pounds and fighting through the pain his knock knees caused him.
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Footage and photo provided by WGNTV Chicago
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