The Man Who Ate Himself To Death

The Man Who Ate Himself To Death

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The tragic story of Ricky Naputi, one of the world's fattest men. At nearly 65 stone, bedridden and confined to his home on the Pacific island of Guam, Ricky had limited access to obesity medical care. Even finding a doctor to give him the weight-loss surgery he so desperately needed would prove to be a massive challenge.

Ricky lived with Cheryl, his wife of ten years, on a beautiful tropical island, but for the last five years of his life he never would never be able to appreciate it. He had become a prisoner in his own home, trapped in his bed, morbidly obese and unable to walk. In a desperate effort to get help, Ricky and Cheryl tracked down campaigner Angie Flores, herself a former weight-loss surgery patient. However, she lived 10,000 miles away in Houston, Texas. Angie promised Ricky that she would try to find away of getting him to America to have the operation.

Ricky was supported by Cheryl and Angie, but was told that to even be considered for surgery he needed to lose weight and attend a special clinic where his food consumption could be closely monitored. Following Ricky during his last few months and witnessing the devastating consequences of his overeating, this film reveals his last ditch effort to save his life.