A New Beginning: How Gastric Bypass Surgery Saved My Life — at the Age of 18
In A New Beginning, Lee Joel Tiru courageously opens his heart and mind to the emotional and physical challenges he faced as a morbidly obese youngster and teenager. While it is no longer uncommon for one to admit to being fat, it is quite rare for one to lay oneself open, so the reader can sense his heartache and desperation and share equally in his joys and triumphs.
Lee Tiru knows whereof he speaks; he offers a textbook example of how to set a course for changing one’s life and for reaching – and exceeding – powerful life goals. He does not beat the reader – perhaps equally obese as he once was – over the head to change, but lays out reasonable challenges nonetheless to leave the reader with hope that there is life beyond misery. His words are applicable to any of life’s difficulties: set a goal and persevere, always mindful of victory.