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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at ...
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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. His eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
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Dec. 11, 2012 5:55 p.m.



Breanna Bond | Photo Credits: ABC

By the age of 9, Breanna Bond already weighed 186 pounds. But thanks to a smart exercise routine and diet, she lost 66 pounds in less than a year. Bond appeared on Monday's Good Morning America to share her inspirational story.

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The fifth grader recalled the difficulties her weight imposed upon her, including making it hard to breathe and move around. Bond was also bullied. "Everybody at school would call me names," she said. "They would call me fatty, they would call me fat head."

Bond's battle with obesity began at a young age, with the California native hitting 100 pounds in kindergarten. After no medical reasons could be found for her weight gain, Bond's parents, Heidi and Dan Bond, took control of the situation. Heidi designed an exercise routine to help her daughter lose weight. To show their support of Breanna, the entire family did it with her.

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Bond also began following a diet that limited fat to 20 grams per day and joined the swim team. Thanks to her dedication and hard work, she lost 66 pounds within a year.

"She is an inspiration to the world and all children who are having weight issues across America that you can do it with a pair of tennis shoes and motivation," Heidi said.

Check out Breanna Bond's full story in the video below.













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