Video By Barcroft TV
Indonesian boy Arya Permana has become the heaviest boy in the world. Arya weighs 192 kilograms. He is categorized as “morbidly obese”. At ten years old he has had to quit school since he can no longer physically walk. He has also been unable to find clothes to fit so he wears a blanket every day. The weight on Arya has damaged his body. He eats five meals per day, each serving is equivalent to the average meal for two adults. He feels exhausted and has difficulty breathing when trying to move. According to his mom Rokayah Somantri, if he’s not eating or sleeping, he likes to put himself into a water pool for hours. With about 145 US dollars monthly income, Arya’s family finds it hard to make ends meet by ploughing farmlands and find themselves in the difficult position of neither being able to afford to feed Arya ravenous appetite nor afford to get him treated. Arya was born 3.2 kilograms, which is pretty normal. His weight started to increase abnormally at about the age of two, but not enough to concern his parents. His weight gain got “out of control” before they noticed. Now Arya’s parents are attempting to cut his diet and save his life.