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TEDxMindStreamAcademy - Patrick House - Pay It Forward

Before being chosen for the hit NBC show The Biggest Loser, Patrick didn't realize he had any health issues but found out he had sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was pre-diabetic. He started his quest on the Biggest Loser Ranch in California in June where he competed and trained for three months outlasting 20 other contestants to make it to the final 3. On December 14, 2010, with the nation's eyes upon him, 28 year-old Patrick became the first Mississippian to be chosen as The Biggest Loser. He had lost a total of 181 pounds or 45.3 % of his total body weight to win the $250,000 prize. Patrick has now turned his energies toward battling obesity. He is a motivational speaker and a consultant for various companies and products throughout the United States. Patrick feels he can not only be a mentor on obesity-related issues but also fully understands the needs of overweight children since he has walked in their shoes. He is truly taking the "Pay It Forward" theme of his season of the show to heart in his quest to help children battle obesity and come out winners. MindStream Academy is a fun, innovative co-ed boarding program where teens achieve healthy weight, get fit and build self esteem by nurturing their Mind, Body, and Spirit.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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