Along with Warren Buffet and Chuck Hagel, Patrick Deuel has recently joined the ranks of Nebraskans who have made national headlines lately. Deuel is a former restaurant manager from Valentine, Nebraska, who underwent gastric bypass surgery recently after being hospitalized at a whopping 1,072 pounds. Deuel has since lost hundreds of pounds, and as reported by the AP, went on a Valentine's Day stroll with his wife yesterday:
VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - Patrick Deuel, who eight months ago weighed more than 1,000 pounds, fulfilled a promise and took his wife on a Valentine's Day walk.
Deuel, who has lost more than 400 pounds since June, promised to take his wife, Edith, on a Valentine's Day walk in their hometown of Valentine.
''That's too many Valentines not to do it,'' Deuel said.
The couple stepped out of their house Monday afternoon and walked about 25 feet.
Deuel said it had been eight years since he was able to walk with Edith on the holiday.
We will be keeping track of Pat's progress and post frequent updates in Deuel Watch.