Thursday, August 22, 2019

Teary! Grand dad, 56, loses 12 stone after promising his dying daughter he would slim down to look after her Three children

A father lost 12 stone in 12 months to honour his daughter's dying wish for him to lose weight and be a proper grandfather to her children.

Mike Summers, 56, lost his 29-year-old daughter Sarah to breast cancer in 2016.

During their last conversation, she made him promise to get into shape so he could be there for her three children.

After two years, and at 26st 9lb, Mr Summers was ready to go about keeping the promise he made in August 2018. One year later he is 12st lighter - losing a pound a month to reach 14st 7lb this summer.

Mr Summers, of Caerphilly, South Wales, said: 'The last conversation I had with my daughter was I had to try and be around to help my son in law with her kids.

'I was being selfish. It is only when I lost my daughter did I realise that if something happened to me, I would be leaving everyone else behind.

'The reason why I have done this is not for my own personal gain, but for everybody.

'My goal was to make sure I could be around for my family and you could not get a better motivation than that.'