Real People. Real Stories. Real Change.

People in the OAC Community have powerful stories about their experiences with obesity. We know that sharing those stories with the world, and giving people a chance to express themselves, can bring about education, advocacy, support and awareness. Stories humanize the disease of obesity and remind us that at the heart of it, individual lives are affected.

Below, we invite you to explore the real-life stories of OAC Community members from all walks of life, all across the country and globe. These experiences are vast and different, but every story goes a long way to help change the perception of obesity.

Do you have your own stories you’d like to share? We want to hear from you! Explore below to submit your stories and share your experiences with the OAC Community!

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