04-29-2016 CHILD

Real Life Biggie Smalls? 5-Year-Old Boy Weighs A Shocking 178lbs

A five-year-old boy weighing more is so large he risks being suffocated by his own bulk. Misael Caldogno Abreu is three times the size of other children his age due to a syndrome which means he is unable to stop eating. He is so heavy he often stops breathing while sleeping - leaving his terrified parents fearing that one day he may not wake up. Misael, from Espírito Santo, Brazil, was born a healthy 6lb 6oz, but immediately started piling on the pounds. Doctors believe he may be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leaves him with an insatiable appetite. His mother Josiane de Jesus Caldogno Abreu and father Manoel Abreu worry he will die without help. Videographer / director: Felipe Varanda 
Producer: John Balson, Robert Born 
Editor: Sonia Estal, Kyle Waters

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