KMOV TV 4 | Eric Wilkinson
“Pretty sedentary,” he said. “Actually, I'd say that’s an understatement.”
At one point the 5’ 10” software engineer's weight climbed to 280 pounds. Then, one day last year, Guillen got some news that forced him to take a good look at himself.
“It made me do some soul searching,” he said. “I had to make a decision that I needed to change my lifestyle.”
Guillen's mom needed a kidney transplant. She had just retired and was facing the rest of her life tied to a dialysis machine. Her son was a perfect match...except for one thing.
“When I called the transplant clinic to proceed with testing, they asked me about my height and weight, and that's when I found out about the body mass requirements,” he said.