Jesse Shand used to weigh over 294kg (650 pounds) – but thanks to a little help from his friends on the Bodybuilding.com forums, the 28-year-old is now 159kg (350 pounds) lighter.
According to report on the site, Shand expected to be ridiculed when he joined the fitness community.
But the forum community came together to give him tips on how to lose weight – ultimately helping to save his life.
The kindness of strangers on the Internet has inspired Shand on his weight loss journey, and the young man is not done shedding those extra pounds.
Browse through the gallery and watch his incredible journey here.