'Biggest Loser' winner hopes to inspire dads
By MATT GLEASON World Scene Writer
Published: 1/9/2010 3:20 PM
Last Modified: 1/9/2010 3:20 PM
OWASSO - Danny Cahill weighed 430 pounds when he entered NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” contest. By the time the 40-year-old nabbed the $250,000 grand prize in early December, the Broken Arrow land surveyor had dropped 239 pounds.
Although Cahill is an inspirational figure to countless people aiming to lose weight, he’s also a married father of a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. So Cahill’s using his new-found celebrity status to inspire other fathers.
Saturday morning, a slim Cahill, who’s now an in-demand motivational speaker, stood in front of more than 120 people all gathered inside the Owasso Chick-fil-A for an All Pro Dad event. All Pro Dad is a national organization “helping men to become better fathers,” according to its Web site.
At the outset of Cahill’s approximately 15-minute speech, he said, “One of the biggest reasons why I even decided to change my life was because of my kids.
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