Truman grad to be on ABC show

You may have run across the ABC show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, where Chris Powell helps people who desperately need his help to lose weight.

One of those people was Chantell Johnson.

Johnson attended Truman State University, and for the past year, she has been working with Powell and locally with FKS training in Kirksville to lose the weight.

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition has followed her year long journey, and camera crews were on campus to witness her receiving her diploma.

Veeve Holtz, a personal trainer in Kirksville who has been working with Johnson, says her client came a long way. â??When she first started it was a little rough. I know she would say that exact word. It was a little rough, it was real, it was real hard for herâ?? said Holtz. â??But as we moved along throughout the months of working together she definitely went to a beginner to I would say advance.â??

Chantell Johnsonâ??s story will air at 7 p.m. on July 30 on KTVO ABC.