Andrew Sansardo struggled with his weight and severe knock-knee 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, 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-knee as bad as ever, Andrew was very overweight. His dad died young, from congestive heart failure. Years later, his mom passed, 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,” he said. “I was not going to be my parents.”
Thus began his long journey toward a new lease on life. It started with walking into the gym at 413 pounds and fighting through the pain his knock-knee caused him.
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