A man is battling his way out of his illness and turning himself into a fitness idol in the process. Jared Wells from Utica, New York was born with cystic fibrosis (CF), a progressive and genetic disease that causes complications to the lungs and limits ability of a person to breathe properly.
Jared’s health began to fail at age 16. Jared has always appeared thin, where one could already see his bones through his skin. However, the young man didn’t want to be a victim of his illness anymore and started to live the life that he always wanted.
He wrote on Instagram:
“I had given up on life. I refused to do any of my treatments and medicine and said ‘it’s time to end this fight.’ Or so I thought. Something inside me said f**k that! We’re not done here we have so much more to do.”
Although his health improved at age 21, battling CF for years took a toll on Jared’s body.
His best friend, Vinny Donnelly brought him to Body Alive. This gym is owned by Vinny’s father himself, Bob Donnelly. The father and son collaborated to come up with a fitness plan to help Jared bulk up and regain control of his frail body.
Bob Donnelly then posted a photo of Jared a few days after he started working out. Knowing that there will be trolls out there who would mock his post, Bob explained Jared’s condition.
As expected, the post went viral and a lot of people were inspired by Jared’s story.
“I’m gonna keep this short and simple. To those of you in the darkness right now. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like being stuck in your own head day after day. It’s exhausting, but please continue your fight! I promise it will get better.”
Jared gained 45 pounds during an eight-month journey to become a bodybuilder. With Bob as his trainer, the 22-year-old competed in his first bodybuilding competition, where he placed in fourth.
Despite his growing success and popularity, Jared remains a humble and very grateful young man.
Family Builds ‘Blessing Bike’ For 92-Year-Old Who Loves Bicycle Rides
Such a sweet gift!
When Rosemary Sorce turned 92-years-old, her daughter Jill knew she deserved a meaningful celebration and a present to help her enjoy this season of life. So, Jill and her husband, Wade, created “The Blessing Bike.”
Rosemary enjoys going on bike rides but has found it more and more difficult and increasingly dangerous as she gets older. Now, her family helping her to be able to zoom around town again.
Little Boy Loses His Mind When Marine Brother Returns After 9 Months Deployment
We just can’t get enough of these sweet reunion moments!
It’s a recurrence now to capture in a video the moment of men and women from the military returning home after months, or even years, and reuniting with their family members. These clips are always filled with emotion and leave the viewer in tears, and this one is no exception.
A little boy had been living missing his older brother for the last nine months. Manuel Rubio went on tour with the United States Marine Corps, leaving his little brother missing their bond. So what’s the best way to make it up for the young boy? Surprise him, of course!
Billionaire Uses $25 Million Yacht To Bring Supplies To Wildfire Victims
He worked with surfers and paddleboarders to ferry relief goods to the victims on the Malibu shore.
Sometimes tragedies can reveal the most unlikely heroes. A billionaire decided to do what he can to help fellow victims of the recent California wildfires. He loaded up his $25 million yacht with supplies and delivered the goods to affected areas in Malibu.
Howard Leight was also one of the many California residents who was affected by the wildfires. The co-owner of the Malibu Rocky Oaks winery actually worked to save his own property from the blaze. When the vineyard and his two homes were safe, the billionaire turned his attention to the other victims who were helpless against the tragedy.
The billionaire started the hashtag #malibuhope to help fellow wildfire victims.