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Local boxing program helps girl shed 30 pounds

San Antonio- The Advocates Boxing Youth Program has helped 16 kids collectively shed nearly 140 pounds and that number is growing.

There's a new energy about Briana Garcia.

A new pep in her step.

A new motivation.

“She's making a big impact on me making me want to push harder and push forward,” said Sebastian Sanchez, Briana’s brother.

“I think she might be leading the way for other girls,” said Nyome Sanchez, Briana’s mother.

Briana has new confidence in her health.

Since joining The Advocates Boxing Youth Program she's lost 30 pounds.

“I went from 309 to 279,” said Garcia.

Until now, losing weight seemed far from reach.

She says her lifestyle before weighed her down.

“My laziness, my depression. I fell into depression because of my weight,” said Garcia.

It' success stories like Briana’s coming out of The Advocates Boxing Youth Program

Through a $20,000 grant, at risk youth are able to make a lifestyle change.

In two weeks, the program will be accepting enrollment for new participants.

It's an opportunity encouraging Briana to lead the way for other at risk youth in San Antonio.

“Me losing weight it makes me want inspire other people to lose weight. Like if I could do it they could do it,” said Garcia.

For more information call 210-212-7700

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