Kristen McCamy, Missouri woman, loses 125 pounds in about a year for a cause

A Missouri h woman appeared on the Today show Monday after losing 125 pounds in a little over a year.

Kristen McCamy is a single-mom from St. Joseph. A little more than a year ago, she was in a life crisis. She was not able to do everything she wanted with her son. Then, her friend Stephanie was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

McCamy set out to lose weight and help raise money for her friend. She started a Facebook page and for every pound she lost, she asked her fans to donate 50 cents.

She lost 70 pounds in seven months. By the end of about a year, she had lost 125 pounds.

Her friend is now in remission, and McCamy says she's able to do everything she wants with her son.

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