A Dundalk teenagers inspirational story has gone viral with his YouTube video since it was uploaded last Friday.
Eighteen year old Korey Callan Bolton from Belfry Drive was the target of bullies for years due to his weight issues which led to depression and thoughts of suicide. For years Korey would sit indoors comfort eating while playing computer games in his room. At the age of 15, following encouragement from family members, Korey decided to tackle his problems head on and joined a gym.
According to Korey the results were almost instantaneous.
“I was nervous as anything starting off as I thought it was just another thing I would fail at. But I lost two pounds in my first week and another eight in my second week and suddenly I could see light at the end of the tunnel. I began eating really well and spent almost everyday in the gym and the weight started falling off me.
“My confidence improved immediately and I felt so much better about myself. It was like my life had started all over again and I felt so positive about things for the first time ever,” explains Korey.
Korey, the grandson of Dundalk FC legend Francie Callan, eventually lost 60 pound in just three and a half months and recently he decided to share his story via YouTube to try and inspire other people who may be in the same boat he was.
“I made a short video telling my story and I suppose the reason I did it was to try and reach out to people who are in a similar place to where I was. I know how lonely and horrible it can be when you feel you are worthless and have nothing to offer and I just wanted to reach out and let people know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“If I can turn my life around anybody can. The response to the video has been amazing so far and I’m overwhelmed at all the messages of love and support I’ve received. I really hope my video can help and inspire somebody to better themselves as that is the only reason I’m putting my story out there,” stated Korey.
Korey’s video can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=309&v=GU2mQPMaK5g