Tony was spotlighted in the season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), and during his very first workout with Chris Powell, he got a phone call that his son, who was stricken with cerebral palsy, was dying.
But Tony powered through, using his son's odd-defying life as motivation to regain control of his life. As his year working with Powell progressed, Tony broke up with his fiancee because she didn't support his weight loss goals, and even wound up homeless for a period of time. And ultimately, his son did pass away.
But throughout everything, Tony stayed committed to his weight loss, and had amazing results because of his resolve and hard work. He started the program weighing 398 pounds and ended it exactly 200 pounds less than that. It was one of the most inspirational and emotional hours of television of the night.
And Tony's happy ending didn't stop at his newfound health and physique. He found a new love along the way, proposing to her after the program wrapped filming.
New stories of inspiration and struggle are featured every week on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
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