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Swift Man's 400-Pound Loss: He Credits Taylor's Music for Inspiring Him

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 01:38 PM

A New York man is crediting Taylor Swift for helping him lose more than 400 pounds, and now one of his supporters has started a campaign to try and help him meet the pop star.

Ronnie Brower weighed 675 pounds about two years ago when his doctor informed him he would not live past the age of 35, MyFoxNY.com reported.

According to Syracuse.com, Brower now weighs 250 pounds after working out for the past 714 days with the help of personal trainers recruited by Joe Bufano, Brower’s former high school teacher, on Facebook.



A huge Taylor Swift fan, Brower started listening to the singer during his workouts in the gym after he became mobile from doing exercises at home.

Creating a larger incentive for Brower, Bufano promised to buy him a ticket to see Swift’s June 3 1989 World Tour concert in Cleveland if he met his goal, and he has.

Bufano, however, now wants to make Brower’s reward even better.

Bufano posted a video to Swift May 12 showing Brower’s achievement and asking for him to get backstage access to the concert. The clip has since received more than 1 million views.

“For all of his hard work, that you're about to see, I'd really want to make your concert special for him,” Bufano explains in the video.

Swift has received national attention for her close relationship with fans. Last year, the singer sent personalized Christmas packages to some of her closest supporters and, at the end of last month, called a fan with cancer and gifted her concert tickets.

While the singer has not responded as of yet, Brower is still excited about his new life.

“It was amazing just to be out in the sun,” Brower, the man who used to refuse to go out, told Syracuse.com after spending a day outside recently, in which he walked across the street to Henninger High School to see President Barack Obama speak.



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