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2014-02-20 11:42:35 PM
Teens at high school come together to help 510 lb teen exercise and get healthy after weight gain caused by the death of his father

... Did he  eat his father?
 
2014-02-20 11:46:01 PM
14 and 500lbs sweet Jesus, but it's good he's getting help.
 
2014-02-20 11:48:11 PM
The anti bullying actually makes me happier for this kid than the weight loss. Helping not depression eat by making his depression less will do him more good overall in the long run and help his weight loss as well.
 
2014-02-20 11:48:52 PM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: 14 and 500lbs sweet Jesus, but it's good he's getting help.


14 and 6'4"...that boy is going to be one big farker no matter what he weighs.

Good on them. Hope he's able to stick with it.
 
2014-02-21 12:23:25 AM

Theaetetus: Teens at high school come together to help 510 lb teen exercise and get healthy after weight gain caused by the death of his father

... Did he  eat his father?


That was my question also.
 
2014-02-21 12:49:45 AM
I hope it's a lesson he retains his whole life.
 
2014-02-21 02:47:27 AM

Irving Maimway: The anti bullying actually makes me happier for this kid than the weight loss. Helping not depression eat by making his depression less will do him more good overall in the long run and help his weight loss as well.


You English good.
 
2014-02-21 03:58:39 AM

Theaetetus: Teens at high school come together to help 510 lb teen exercise and get healthy after weight gain caused by the death of his father

... Did he  eat his father?


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2014-02-21 04:02:05 AM
Eric, middle, begins the day by stretching with his classmates.

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Was it really necessary to clarify that he's the kid in the middle?  I think we figured that out without the caption.

Glad to hear the other kids stopped being dicks.
 
2014-02-21 04:05:34 AM

Theaetetus: Teens at high school come together to help 510 lb teen exercise and get healthy after weight gain caused by the death of his father

... Did he  eat his father?


LMAO. I can finally go to sleep now
 
2014-02-21 04:07:21 AM
Bullshiat on his dad dying  being the only reason. Kid was already 300 pounds when he was farking 11! He put on the next 200 over the next three years. He has(had) bad parents. 200 pounds over 3 years is 'so gradual'? farking really? t's not like the the kid buys his own food, mom. She needs to lose custody. That's crazy child abuse and should be treated as such. Why has no-one ever called social services? Also, his doctors/physical therapist COMPLETELY failed him during his rehab years,
 
2014-02-21 04:15:37 AM
Thanks for making me feel better about being 6'5" and 300.
 
2014-02-21 04:26:01 AM
wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...
 
2014-02-21 04:28:03 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


The most of us aren't a slovenly 300 pound 11 year old. But if we were, we'd have it coming.
 
2014-02-21 04:30:09 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


That's Fark for you. It does seem to attract more than its fair share of assholes.
 
2014-02-21 04:36:37 AM

robohobo: But if we were, we'd have it coming.


Tell me about it. Every time I see a fat 10-year-old it's all I can do to keep from breaking their legs. Those gluttonous a-holes should get used to life in a Rascal®.
 
2014-02-21 04:36:48 AM

Old enough to know better: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

That's Fark for you. It does seem to attract more than its fair share of assholes.


What are you two even doing here?

Smitty, Inigo Montoya would like a word with you about the term "caused."
 
2014-02-21 04:38:59 AM
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2014-02-21 04:39:58 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


I think it's more a reaction to the poorly worded headline than being insensitive about the kid, but feel free to wish harm on everybody.
 
2014-02-21 04:40:13 AM
I keed. As a fatty myself, I say good for him and everyone else helping him, instead of humiliating him.
 
2014-02-21 04:54:16 AM

Theaetetus: Teens at high school come together to help 510 lb teen exercise and get healthy after weight gain caused by the death of his father

... Did he  eat his father?


Subby sets 'em up, you knock 'em down. Bravo, good sir!!
 
2014-02-21 05:10:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Irving Maimway: The anti bullying actually makes me happier for this kid than the weight loss. Helping not depression eat by making his depression less will do him more good overall in the long run and help his weight loss as well.

You English good.


Be nicer. He or she comment story best way know how.
 
2014-02-21 05:15:05 AM
I've got a good imagination, but I can't imagine losing a father suddenly, without any warning, at age 10. I had my father for forty years and we saw the end point for months. And for this emotionally mature, reflective adult it was absolutely devastating. This kid's weight gain must not begin to adequately represent that turmoil within.
 
2014-02-21 05:18:57 AM

robohobo: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

The most of us aren't a slovenly 300 pound 11 year old. But if we were, we'd have it coming.


FTA:

Eric cried as he explained that his dad died suddenly in 2010 of a brain aneurysm and soon afterward, 11-year-old Eric fell in the shower, shattering his leg. He underwent multiple surgeries and received rods and screws to fix it. At 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, the doctors feared that Eric might grow lopsidedly, so they broke his other leg to slow the growth. The surgeries rendered Eric bedridden, and months of rehab followed. His lack of mobility and grief made it easy for Eric to stress eat.

Most of us weren't 6 feet tall at 11 years old either.  Would we "have it coming" if we were that tall at 11 too?

The kid obviously has an off kilter biology that doesn't come from just eating too much.

Having the doctors break his other leg to even him out when he broke the first doesn't help at all either, being completely bed ridden for a while.
 
2014-02-21 05:33:45 AM

jtown: Eric, middle, begins the day by stretching with his classmates.



Was it really necessary to clarify that he's the kid in the middle?  I think we figured that out without the caption.

Glad to hear the other kids stopped being dicks.


That's a HUGE little teapot.
 
2014-02-21 05:49:37 AM
FTHL :   510 lb teen... after weight gain caused by the death of his father


Father willed him a bakery?
 
2014-02-21 06:05:44 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


Tragedy is when I get a paper cut on my finger.
Comedy is when you fall in an open sewer and die.
 
2014-02-21 06:12:37 AM
Caused by the death of the father?  Did the kid eat him, and the rest of his family?  I know this is insensitive but the headline is a bit confusing.
 
2014-02-21 06:45:59 AM

Old enough to know better: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

That's Fark for you. It does seem to attract more than its fair share of assholes.


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2014-02-21 06:52:37 AM
TFAThe English teacher also taught an innovations class, which teaches kids to think creatively. One of his students, Kevin Stahl, a senior and star of the swim team, needed a project. Wettrick approached Kevin - Kevin agreed.

And there you have it.  It's not like the kids came to his aid because they felt he needed help.  It's the teacher that saw he needed help and the kids are participating for a grade.
 
2014-02-21 07:07:50 AM
I recommend eight daily reps of shut the refrigerator door.
 
2014-02-21 07:08:03 AM
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2014-02-21 07:15:17 AM
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2014-02-21 07:22:31 AM
This is communism.
 
2014-02-21 07:40:05 AM

omeganuepsilon: robohobo: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

The most of us aren't a slovenly 300 pound 11 year old. But if we were, we'd have it coming.

FTA:

Eric cried as he explained that his dad died suddenly in 2010 of a brain aneurysm and soon afterward, 11-year-old Eric fell in the shower, shattering his leg. He underwent multiple surgeries and received rods and screws to fix it. At 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, the doctors feared that Eric might grow lopsidedly, so they broke his other leg to slow the growth. The surgeries rendered Eric bedridden, and months of rehab followed. His lack of mobility and grief made it easy for Eric to stress eat.

Most of us weren't 6 feet tall at 11 years old either.  Would we "have it coming" if we were that tall at 11 too?

The kid obviously has an off kilter biology that doesn't come from just eating too much.

Having the doctors break his other leg to even him out when he broke the first doesn't help at all either, being completely bed ridden for a while.


Perhaps his weight gain was fueled by a hormonal imbalance, like with his thyroid. That would also deepen his depression.
 
2014-02-21 07:59:44 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


this
 
2014-02-21 08:01:47 AM
I was 6' 2" in 7th grade. Porked in at 280 that year for wrestling. Also played both ways on the football team, and set the discus record for my high school, yes while in middle school. Then, while playing football in 10th grade, I ruptured a disc in my back. So I feel for this young man. Mega heavy weight loss is a life long battle. Not an easy path for this kid no matter what.
 
2014-02-21 08:05:27 AM

mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...


Let me explain. See, his father dying, while undeniably tragic, did not cause Eric to gain 210 pounds on an already huge body. Taking IN more calories than he could use is the CAUSE of the weight gain. Perhaps  Eric ate a shiatton of Big Macs to cope with the emptiness inside, but the emptiness, again, did not CAUSE the weight gain. The Big Macs caused it.

So, the comment about "did he EAT his father" is a logical question to ask. Death=/=weight gain.Eating an entire human WOULD = weight gain.
 
2014-02-21 08:12:49 AM
Fatty McGee, you're the fattest!
 
2014-02-21 08:13:47 AM

aevorea: Perhaps his weight gain was fueled by a hormonal imbalance, like with his thyroid. That would also deepen his depression.


Could be any number of things really.  Gigantism is caused by tumors on the pituitary.

Just growing that fast could cause an increased sense of hunger, and that coupled with being an outsider(freakish height) could be depression enough to get him to 300, especially if you factor in lifestyle(IE eating at a certain frequency, IE once a day, can cause the body to store more fat(an evolutionary mechanism for when meals could be nonexistant for days, the fatties survive longer in such circumstances)

300 isn't all that bad for 6 foot.  I'm 6'2" and 300.  While quite over weight, I'm not puffy or inflated looking, not round or rotund, just big.  I have a lap, can see my dick and toes, cannot set a beer can on my gut when in the recliner.

It will be a completely different deal for someone who's 5feet tall with zero muscle mass weighing a hundred pounds less at 200.
 
2014-02-21 08:14:54 AM

blacksho89: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

Let me explain. See, his father dying, while undeniably tragic, did not cause Eric to gain 210 pounds on an already huge body. Taking IN more calories than he could use is the CAUSE of the weight gain. Perhaps  Eric ate a shiatton of Big Macs to cope with the emptiness inside, but the emptiness, again, did not CAUSE the weight gain. The Big Macs caused it.

So, the comment about "did he EAT his father" is a logical question to ask. Death=/=weight gain.Eating an entire human WOULD = weight gain.


I don't know who's the bigger ignoramous: you, or the idiot doctor that decided it was a good idea to break the poor kid's good leg.
 
2014-02-21 08:28:25 AM
Why is he in school and not starting at nose tackle in the NFL
 
2014-02-21 08:30:57 AM

August11: I've got a good imagination, but I can't imagine losing a father suddenly, without any warning, at age 10. I had my father for forty years and we saw the end point for months. And for this emotionally mature, reflective adult it was absolutely devastating. This kid's weight gain must not begin to adequately represent that turmoil within.


omeganuepsilon: robohobo: mraudacia: wow... wow... to the comments about eating is father... what a bunch of insensitive pricks. I hope the day you lose someone and break your leg in the shower someone makes fun of you too...

The most of us aren't a slovenly 300 pound 11 year old. But if we were, we'd have it coming.

FTA:

Eric cried as he explained that his dad died suddenly in 2010 of a brain aneurysm and soon afterward, 11-year-old Eric fell in the shower, shattering his leg. He underwent multiple surgeries and received rods and screws to fix it. At 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, the doctors feared that Eric might grow lopsidedly, so they broke his other leg to slow the growth. The surgeries rendered Eric bedridden, and months of rehab followed. His lack of mobility and grief made it easy for Eric to stress eat.

Most of us weren't 6 feet tall at 11 years old either.  Would we "have it coming" if we were that tall at 11 too?

The kid obviously has an off kilter biology that doesn't come from just eating too much.

Having the doctors break his other leg to even him out when he broke the first doesn't help at all either, being completely bed ridden for a while.


I am going to go with these. I am 32 years old and I just lost my father from an aneurysm just over 2 months ago and I've noticed I've put on quite a bit of weight (probably 15-20lbs) and I thought I was handling it fairly well. I can not imagine being in this kids shoes.

Give his height and weight for his age I'd suspect something else is going on rather than just the kid like big macs. If anything I'd fault the parents for not really working with the doctors to identify any underlying conditions before his fathers passing.
 
2014-02-21 08:34:30 AM

MattyBlast: or the idiot doctor that decided it was a good idea to break the poor kid's good leg.


At the rate the kid was obviously growing, it actually makes sense.  Uneven as he could have turned out, he'd likely have lots of spine and other bone problems that can seriously fubar one's quality of life.  This way he's just emotionally troubled and is fat, both of which are conquerable.  Misshapen skeletal structure is a much larger obstacle that has some far reaching health issues.
 
2014-02-21 08:37:55 AM
Good luck kid
 
2014-02-21 08:42:18 AM
 
2014-02-21 08:45:36 AM
lucky the kid didn't take it the wrong way and get the teacher fired for "fat-shaming".
 
2014-02-21 08:50:49 AM
He's not fat because his dad died, he's fat because he's too dumb to realize actions have consequences.
 
2014-02-21 08:53:59 AM
He's down to an even quarter ton so he's got that going for him.
 
2014-02-21 08:55:14 AM

squidgod2000: Maybe he'll grow up to coach for the Eagles.


Did you miss the part where he's the Chiefs coach now?

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