Flemming and Eastham met for the first time in December. They climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

"It was very simple for me that I could just help, that he could help himself, and I could help him through it and it just worked," Eastham said. "I also said if we had lived down the road from each other we probably wouldn’t have a positive effect on each other in this way."

Flemming has started giving motivational speeches at schools and other events around the county. He’s also keeping in close communication with Eastham, who has myotonic dystrophy.

The two are working together to raise awareness for the condition. You can visit their Facebook page here.

Flemming is also working to raise money for surgery that will help with the excess skin he has from the massive weight loss. He has a GoFundMe.com page here.