Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures

Peak District, England, United Kingdom

Jack, 15, with his dog at home in the Peak District.

Abbie first met Jack at Shine, a community-based, non-profit limited company which aims to help obese young people aged 10 to 17 to lose weight, increase their confidence and boost their self esteem. Jack has enjoyed attending and loved the week long summer camp where he mad good friends.

Jack's mum says that he's always been overweight and that she feels guilty because she is the one who prepares food for him and his brother but only Jack has put on weight. Jack has been going to the doctor for years and stopped going to school in January because he had no motivation to move or go anywhere. He was supposed to go to the hospital to have his tonsils removed but they have had to cancel the appointment three times and now his mother can't make him go to school.

Recently Jack has started to go to school again and says that he wants to finish school and that he realised it was now or never with regard to his education and he was ready to push himself.

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Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures
Peak District, England
United Kingdom
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6000 x 4800 pixels
50.8 x 40.64 cm (300 dpi)
20 x 16 inch (300 dpi)
10.6 MB size on disk
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