“His body was in a terrible state due to how long he was in the water and the time it took for him to get medical attention. We managed to avoid amputation of the frostbitten limbs, but the nerves in his extremities were heavily damaged. James will never be able to engage in intense physical activity ever again without being in extraordinary amounts of pain.”
— Dr. Ian Bold, Telluride Medical Center
Afterwards, James’ friends furiously confronted him, blaming him for the incident.
“They said I nearly killed them, and I knew they were right. Even before the incident when they told me to lose weight, I never listened. I was filled with guilt over the incident. It opened my eyes and made me realize that I needed to lose weight.”
— James Moore
This was the start of his weight loss journey.