SYRACUSE, NY – A man who weighed nearly 700 pounds was going to die if he didn’t make radical changes, according to his doctor. With the help of his friend – and Taylor Swift – he’s dropped 425 pounds.
In 2013, Ronnie Brower’s doctor told him he probably wouldn’t live to 35 in his current health state, so he quit drinking and spent the next two years at the gym.
Browers goal, starting at close to 700 pounds, was to get down to 250.
On May 1, 2015, Ronnie Brower reached his goal.
Taylor Swift hasn’t personally done anything to help Brower – yet.
But Brower’s former high school teacher, Joe Bufano, posted a video online Tuesday chronicling Brower’s weight loss journey and often mentioned how T-Swift’s music inspired him to keep moving.
Bufano has reached out to Swift asking her to make her June 3 concert special for Brower – her “biggest fan.”
Bufano says Brower works out to Swift’s music, and he wants to reward his friend with a memorable concert.
Swift fans have begged her on Twitter to watch the video with the hashtag #ronnieweightloss. As of Saturday, she hadn’t responded (at least on Twitter).
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Regardless, Bufano is proud Brower’s story is being told and hopes it inspires others.