Fifteen-year old Rocky, a Palestinian American, lives with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn. Rocky's story is about his emotional struggle with obesity. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of many of his siblings' jokes and insults.
When they're not ridiculing him, his family tries to entice him to lose weight by offering him incentives like a laptop computer or $1,000 if he loses 30 pounds. Rocky earnestly wants to slim down but doesn't know how to control his eating. Rocky adores his family and would love the $1,000, but he thinks his siblings have no idea how much their jokes hurt him and how they're actually causing him to eat more, not less.
Rocky was mentored by Nicholas Chesla.