Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
Meet the YouTube sensation who lost more than 175 pounds in just three years! Could his weight loss methods work for you?
The Power of Willpower
Twenty-four-year old Jon Calvo says that he struggled with being overweight throughout his entire childhood and teenage years. Then, in April 2010, when he was just 21 years old, Jon weighed more than ever before: 340 pounds.
By: Ashley Bergner, The Newton Kansan, Published June 26, 2014
In her blog describing her experiences volunteering at a hospital in Jordan, Newton Medical Center’s Dr. Susan Lovelle reflects on the stark contrast between her work as a plastic surgeon in the United States and her work as a volunteer with Syrian refugees.
“Almost all are peppered with shrapnel wounds, even the little children,” she said. “It seems it is common for buckets of metallic debris mixed with explosives to be dropped into populations — at the very least causing multiple small, deep injuries, and at the worst — at least for those who survived — eyes, hands and legs being shattered or blown off.”
By Kelsey Ryan, The Wichita Eagle, published July 6, 2014
You don’t typically think of ballet eventually leading to a career in medicine.
But that was the career path of Susan Lovelle, a plastic surgeon in Newton. Lovelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. A professional ballet dancer for 17 years, she danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Atlanta Ballet and Princeton Ballet. As she got older, she started the search for a new career and thought about her childhood ambitions to be a doctor.
She stopped dancing in 1983. The next year, she started medical school at Columbia University.
Original Air Date Tuesday May 6, 2014
The show also featured a Wichita man named Jon Calvo who documented his dramatic weight loss of 175 pounds by posting videos to YouTube.
Jon’s transformation video on YouTube entitled “The Man Who Never Gave Up” currently has over 10 million views and can be viewed below.