Live Light Live Right has many families we have worked with over the years. Here are three inspirational stories to watch.
Niche Bryant is 15 years old and is doing so amazing in the Live Light Live Right program under the supervision of Dr. Dhupher. These two photos represent the incredible change in Niche from when he began the program from 2015 to 2019. Niche loves to participate in the exercise programs and including the special events. When Niche started in the program he was not interested in attending any of the special events. His mother always encouraged him and explained all the benefits to his health and wellbeing. His mom no longer as to ask him to go to events or any of the programs. His self-esteem is up to the roof and she is so proud of him. He walks with confidence now. It is working!! His blood pressure and stamina have improved. Niche is now top two of his gym class for most laps run in the physical test. When he started high school in September of 2017 something really clicked. He wanted to do better. He now strives both physically and academically. Niche is in the honors program maintaining a 90 average. I know it has everything to do with feeling better about himself. His parents cannot take credit for Niche’s success because Niche works hard at everything he does. Niche does not have any snacks or fast food on the weekdays and also himself one cheat day. His parents are very appreciative to all the staff including, Dr. Dhuper for treating Niche like he is one of her own children, Ms. Rena, for always making sure Niche has all his appointments and knows about all the events, Ms. Ebony for always making sure Niche is doing proper exercises and always encouraging him, and Ms. Kim, for always keeping Niche on his toes.
Listen to how Angela and her daughter’s lives have been changed from being a part of the Live Light Live Right Program.
Listen to Damarius’s success story. He has been with Live Light Live Right for the four years.
Live Light Live Right changes lives every day. Listen to Niches inspirational story on how much his life has changed from the Live Light Live Light Program.
The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.
Denville Adams is a 12 years old male, who joined Live Light Live Right (LLLR) in August 2013. He has shown tremendous progress in the program. Through hard work and diligence he has decreased his percentage of body fat from 26.0% to 18.1% in a year. Denville says that he loves the exercise program. He likes the combination of the exercises such as squats, using weights, jump rope, step ups, and jumping jacks. He enjoys the strength training workout with trainer, Ms. Kim, at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. He praises her for motivating him to stay focused on becoming healthier. Denville continues his workout outside of the LLLR program, at home and in his martial arts class throughout the week.
Rushell’s journey with Live Light Live Right began in 2011. She was not happy with herself and wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. She was on a roller coaster ride with her weight and was very frustrated. In 2014, Rushell made the decision to get bariatric surgery. She witnessed the success of her mother’s surgery and wanted the same for herself. Rushell, like every normal teenager wanted to wear cute clothes, go on rides and do what all teenagers do. Rushell also struggled with how she viewed herself, concerns about her health and how the weight was impacting her health, she was determined to get healthy.
Chastity is a 15 year old female who has been in our LLLR program since July 2010. Her BMI was significantly elevated at 44.44 in July 2010 and this lead to her developing a kidney dysfunction. The doctors at LLLR explained to her the need to change her lifestyle and become physically active if she did not want to go on dialysis. She had a kidney biopsy in November, 2010 when she was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis Stage I. Chastity and her mother decided to take this advice seriously. She has been following the medical and dietary advice such as, cutting down her juice intake, increasing fiber intake and increasing her intake of vegetables and fruits. She has also increased her physical activity which helps her in being an active member of girl scouts.
Once a shy and quiet young man Niche Bryant quickly became the leading fitness participant at the Camba Beacon Live Light Live Right Program. Niche started the program January 2014 and struggled heavily with the exercise. As time passed, I watched Niche quickly progress. He went from being a participator to a motivator in the blink of an eye. He was so motivating that even the adults found it hard to keep up with him, but they try their best. You can see in his exercise sessions he loves and excels in them. His favorite workout is the obstacle course which consists of moving quickly through a variety of exercises, i.e. sprinting, jumping jacks, push ups, squats, burpees, etc. When he is not at our program Niche is an avid reader and writer. He strives at keeping his mind, as well as his body fit. He takes all that he has learned from our LLLR workouts and implements them into his school gym classes. In addition to doing that he has brought those workouts home to his family. His family is one of the strongest support systems I’ve seen. Just as Niche is dedicated to his health and wellness, the Bryant family shows the same dedication to helping him reach his goals by participating as a family. They keep close contact with his trainers and makes sure he attends his appointments for regular check ups. With his mindset, determination and commitment to his health and wellness, Niche Bryant is quickly becoming an unstoppable force in the Live Light Live Right program. He continues to show us that with a little faith, courage and support, there is nothing he can’t do!!!
–Ebony Harris Youth/Adult Fitness Coach