"My name is Jacob. I'm 16 years old, and before I got my VSG, I kept to myself. I wouldn't go on family vacations. I felt like people looked at me in a not so good way. I felt like the kids at school were talking about me, so I refused to go to school and went to home school. In the six months after surgery, I've gone from a size 50 to a size 42, losing 100 lbs by the six-month doctor visit. I now go on family vacations, come out of my room, and I plan to go back to traditional school next year. This is the best thing I could have done for myself. I'd like to thank my parents and the doctor for allowing me to get my life back on track."