Debra Jones is a tired, hard-working single mom raising two children on her own. She lost her husband five and a half years ago - he was still young, and died of a sudden heart attack from diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Debra herself is obese by her numbers, and has diabetes. Furthermore, she has survived thyroid cancer. She is likely cured of her cancer, but knows that the real killer for her and her children is obesity. The fear she lives with is that her children will be alone if she gets sick and that they are on the same path to diabetes and obesity as their father and mother. Debra Jones is a mother hoping to build a healthier life and legacy for herself and her wonderful children and to fulfill her husband's wishes that they have a happy and healthy life together.
- Katja Van Herle, MD, MSPH