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Rocky Tayeh is a college student living with his eight siblings and parents in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. After a life-long struggle with obesity, he underwent Lap-Band surgery. A combination of this procedure, healthy eating and physical activity has helped Tayeh lose over 180 pounds. He's an award-winning radio journalist who shares his continuing story with radio audiences through his work with National Public Radio affiliate WNYC.
My Struggle With Obesity
By Czerina Patel & Samr "Rocky" Tayeh
Fifteen-year-old Rocky, a Palestinian American, lives with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of his siblings’ jokes and insults. (more)
The Future of Radio Is Now
By Czerina Patel, Elvia Bautista, Emily Lafond, Quincy Mosby & Samr "Rocky" Tayeh
Teenagers are making some of the most engaging radio out there! Their refreshing perspectives and creative techniques are lighting up the radio and signaling good things for the future sound of the airwaves. (more)