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He Was Once The World’s Heaviest Child Before Having Life-Saving Surgery


Arya Permana is an 11-year-old boy. On paper, he sounds like a regular kid who enjoys the things that boys his age enjoy. Only one thing is different though; Arya weighs the same weight as about 6 boys that are his own age.

Weighing at 420 lbs, this Indonesian boy was dubbed to be ‘the world’s fattest boy.’ Doctors didn’t know whether this drastic weight gain was due to a medical issue, or simply because of the fact that his parents were over-feeding him.

His family did enjoy the fame for quite some time. The family was called to come onto American television shows, earning large amounts of money in order to have a better life for their family in Indonesia. But a change needed to happen.

Doctors told the family that if he didn’t make changes, he will not live for much longer. He needed drastic surgery.

According to Daily Mail, Arya finally had a five-hour gastric sleeve operation, becoming the youngest person in the world to do so.

The surgery proved to be a success because he has already lost nearly 70lbs of his weight; a sixth of his weight.

Daily Mail notes that his surgeons at the Omni Hospital in Jakarta expect him to lose another 220lbs within 12 months.

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