Stanley Hollar has already been through an incredible weight loss journey, but he’s still looking for help to pull off his most important goal.
Hollar, a substitute teacher from Rushville, Indiana, says he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t overweight.
“I was always the biggest guy in the room,” he told WTHR. “In kindergarten I was over 100 pounds.”
He says that he tried to lose weight a number of times, only “to gain it back – with interest.”
At his heaviest, Hollar weighed 678 pounds, so much that he “couldn’t even get myself off the floor.” Hollar’s weight loss dreams seemed like they were dashed forever after he suffered an accident in college.
In 1996, when Hollar was 20, he injured his knee playing soccer with friends. An MRI might have been able to save his leg, but Hollar was too large to fit in the machine.
Eventually, doctors amputated his leg. While he was fitted for a prosthetic leg, Hollar’s weight restricted him to a wheelchair.
“I really thought my life was ending,” Hollar remembers about that period in his life. “But like my weight, I got used to it and kept on keeping on.”
That determination to keep on going, no matter what, eventually paid off in a big way for Hollar.
Three years ago a wake-up call from his doctor convinced him to lose weight, and the results he achieved are incredible.