This Young Student's Heartwarming Story Will Make You Cry

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 25, 2015

Aired November 25, 2015

When Christal first started attending Detroit's Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program five years ago, her grades were down and she weighed over 300 pounds. Her father has been in jail her entire life, she was teased in school for her weight, and she struggled emotionally with a short temper and anger issues.

Since joining coach Khali’s program, however, she’s become a motivated and ambitious teenager who is pushing herself to work harder every day. Case in point: she’s since lost over 100 pounds!

“I feel strong. I feel like Super Woman. I feel like I can conquer the world." she tells us.

Hear more about Christal’s success and truly inspirational in the video above.

To learn more about how you can help support the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, click here.

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