Ashlee Kopp's early teenage years were miserable.
Weighing nearly 300 pounds at age 10, she felt trapped by her weight and the stigma it carried.
"I was really sad. I was never happy, and I came home from school crying daily," she said. "It was horrible."
She tried to slim down. But after three years of diets, a personal trainer and a dietitian, Kopp found herself at nearly the same weight as when she started.
"It wasn't helping," said her grandmother, Sharon Burnside. "Ashlee would...Full Story