Virgil Atkinson is a 42 year old Special Olympics Louisiana athlete from Livingston, Louisiana. He currently weighs 371lbs. and has diabetes. Virgil is a regular around the Special Olympics Louisiana office and has attended various events around the world on our behalf.
One Special Olympics Louisiana staff member has challenged Virgil to lose 150 pounds by his birthday in September. If he completes this task, the staff member will buy Virgil a laptop. If he loses an additional 50lbs. by December, he will get a Wii Fit. Virgil has accepted the challenge and is starting today!
Today, from YOU, we would like words of encouragement for Virgil. Please post, reply, share, etc. as we would like to get as many helpful hints and motivational responses for every pound Virgil intends to lose.We will provide updates monthly! Your words could equal 150lbs.!