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Penn Yan couple’s Valentine’s Day gift sparks weight loss journey

A Penn Yan couple who went through bariatric surgery to lose weight say they are now living healthier lives.

Almost two years ago Bob Naprava and his wife Susan decided to have gastric sleeve surgery. It was their Valentine’s Day gift to each other.

Before the surgery Bob and Susan’s combined weight was 600 pounds. The Napravas knew they had to improve their health.

“We have a six-year-old grandson,” said Bob. I decided I wanted to live a long enough life to see him get married.” With that goal in mind the couple underwent the surgery removing most of their stomachs.

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