OSKALOOSA, Kan. — Anyone who meets Tammy Van Dyne can see she’s fighting for her life. She’s motivating herself and inspiring other while battling a dangerous weight gain.
She took a big step forward Wednesday evening during her first Weight Watcher’s meeting.
A health scare gave her the biggest motivation.
In March, Tammy was admitted to the hospital with a medical issue. She was facing surgery, which is something she feared would end tragically.
“I had surgery 8 years ago, and my heart stopped because of the anesthesia. So I know surgery is not an option. Very high risk,” she said.
Turns out Tammy didn’t need the surgery after all.
However, the ordeal was enough of a scare to make her to take action.
“From that day, I have not stopped. I walk 3 miles a week. I decided to do a 5k,” Tammy said.