Learn about Louis' Kid's, an organization to inform and educate the public on childhood obesity.
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Louis Yuhasz: I’m Louis Yohasz, I’m the Executive Director of LouiesKids.org. What is Louie’s Kids? Louis Yuhasz: Well I loss my dad about six years ago to more a little bit obese today. My dad weight over 550 pounds, I’ve never known in to be anything than the guy he was. From the time I was and my dad was very overweight. I think what was starting about it is when he suffered the stroke. He was hospitalized and they run able to diagnose the type of stroke he had. Because he was too fat to fit in any CAT scan machine in the entire State of Virginia. It was a really lie open it for us my sisters, myself, my mother it was a waiting game as well. So, six months later six different stays and the understanding that the healthcare system was just not equipped to handle someone with such size weigh at two choices or I will was left with two choices which was to remain angry or get active. And I decided that I will try on my dad’s life by not seeing other kid go down the same road. That’s the birth of Louie’s Kids and Louie is my dad he was affectionately known as big Louie, we raise money all year long to afford children from low income situations the opportunity to participate and what we consider some of the countries best programs. Programs that not only address to kids physical size but they address there emotional and there psychological needs as well because as I get to know more about the epidemic I understand that it is not just because are reading hamburgers that they have gotten to become so grossly overweight. There is typically an emotional or psychological issue that attached to it. So, now six years later, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands for dollar to get kids into summer camp programs and now then to boarding school programs that are affiliated with healthy living academies and they we’re design to offer these kids the best programs possible and programs that are design around the outward bound concept. We’re not rich we’re a fund raiser, we are also mentors and caregivers, we not only just take the applications and filter through the applications but we talk daily to parents and we trying help them figure out ways within there own communities to help there kids and to find programs that are best suited form.