Students inspired to walk toward better health

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Weighing close to 500 pounds, disappearing in a crowd would seem like an impossible task. But every day, that’s what Eric Ekis tried to do.

The 14-year-old Franklin Community High School student would sit in the seat farthest back in the classroom, rarely speaking to anyone around him. He’d walk down the halls avoiding eye contact.

He had given up on life.

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