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Weight Loss Success Story: How A Westchester Teen Lost 100 Pounds
He was 10-years-old when, one day, his father “just didn’t wake up." Soon after, Yonkers native John Pike sunk into a deep depression.
His father, also named John Pike, was an active Yonkers resident that taught in public and parochial schools, was a lector at St. Anthony’s Church, and was a much-loved stay-at-home dad.
The junior Pike moved to Irvington in 2008 following his father's death, but it only deepened his depression. He had to adjust to a new school where friends were few. To deal with his new reality, he slept all day and turned to food.
At 16, he weighed 260 pounds.
Westchester Singer Puts Life Experiences To Music
She's only 23 but in a way, she's lived a lot of lives.
Now, Bianca Muñiz is taking those experiences and putting them to music: The Sleepy Hollow resident -- and two-time cancer survivor -- has her first full-length album, "For You" set to debut in summer, 2018.
It's dedicated to her longtime friend, Miles Applebaum, who she met at Lagond Music School in Elmsford when they were 15-years-old, and who passed away in 2014.
She credits Applebaum, in fact, for turning her onto different kinds of music, many of which can be heard in her recent works.
Her style is described as “Avant…