A 700-pound man thought to Britain’s heaviest had to be lifted from his apartment via crane to be taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for lymphodema. Jason Holton, 30, from Camberley in Surrey, had been trapped indoors for five years due to his weight which skyrocketed due to a fast food addiction. The operation to remove him took more than two hours, SurreyLive reports.
- Holton has been eating 10,000 calories per day. His diet regularly consists of about $40 worth of takeout food including fries, chow mein, and kebabs from local shops that he orders online and has delivered. Not only that, but he loads up on sandwiches, Pop Tarts, and other snacks throughout the day.
- He got to the point that he couldn’t even move. Talking to The Sun, Holton admitted, “I had eaten to a point where I suddenly couldn’t move an inch. And I was happy to stay there without calling for help. I left myself to die and waited for my heart to give up. I felt there was nothing left in life for me.”
- Holton’s mom Leisa is afraid of losing her son. Leisa serves as her son’s carer but she worries that his life may be over before much longer if he continues on this same path. “I fear for him and I fear losing him. Doctors have said he won’t last another five years. He’ll end up having a heart attack,” she said.
- Being removed from the apartment was Holton’s first breath of fresh air in years. “It was amazing because it was the first time in six years I’d experienced fresh air,” he recalled. “I was given codeine to take away the pain from the crane straps, but all I remember is the breath of fresh air and the breeze rushing over my body.”