Saudi man weighing 400 kg has been bedridden for 10 years
His size prevents him from performing simple physical activities such as standing up, walking or even crawling
Adam Mohammad Abdulhamid al-Jasim, a 28-year-old man from Saudi Arabia, weighs more than 400 kg.
His size prevents him from performing simple physical activities such as standing up, walking or even crawling.
The young man suffers from morbid obesity that has rendered him bedridden for the past 10 years.
He lives in Hofouf in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa governorate in a home that is only 40 square meters.
He said: “I left school after finishing primary school and stayed home after that. My weight gained rapidly since then and I haven’t been able to move.”
Despite his serious condition, Al-Jasim is not registered in any recreational center or social insurance. He lives in poverty and his family’s home is filled with insects and rats.
Al-Jasim said he dreams of being able to walk and getting a job to improve his current living condition.
He stopped his treatment at King Abdulaziz National Guard Hospital in Al-Ahsa due to the difficulties in mobility every time he wanted to go to the hospital.
Al-Jasim extended his gratitude to businessman Basim Alghadeer for his support but said his condition is very serious and worsening and he is in need of greater attention and support.
This article was first published in Saudi Gazette on Nov. 3, 2014.
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