A popular and successful contestant from the TV show “The Biggest Loser” will visit Lexington Medical Center on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. to speak about her experience as an overweight person and the medical conditions that accompanied her weight gain, including sleep apnea. The event is free and open to the public.
Sherry Johnston was a contestant on Season 9 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Couples with her daughter, Ashley. Sherry began on The Biggest Loser at 218 pounds and lost a total of 99 pounds. During the show, she shared her story of her weight spiraling out of control after the death of her husband and how she wanted to lose weight in order to see her grandchildren grow up.
During her talk at Lexington Medical Center, Johnston will share her personal comments on her experiences competing on The Biggest Loser and take questions from the audience.
One aspect of Johnston’s story is her experience with sleep apnea, a serious condition that is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
Lexington Medical Center treats many sleep apnea cases through its physician practice Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care, and through Sleep Solutions, the hospital’s sleep lab, nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Biggest Loser contestant Sherry Johnston’s talk will be on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium at 2728 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. Seating is limited.