Community Health, Youth Voices
Doctors told comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias he had two years to live after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Iglesias told a room full of students and community members at the East Los Angeles YMCA this spring about how the prognosis forced him to reevaluate his life. He eventually lost more than 100 pounds. “I am an example of what happens when you eat too much fast food.” Read about the conversation on Boyle Heights Beat.