At 6 times the size of someone his age, Arya Permana struggles to live a normal life.
At birth, nothing seemed amiss. He was born a normal weight, and his family only grew concerned after he gained a significant amount of weight between the ages of 9 and 10.
He had a healthy appetite, as many young boys do, claiming to consume five meals a day with double portions for a short time.
Doctors directed this family to manage his portion sizes and calorie intake, however, these practical methods did not have the desired effect initially.
Arya has to bathe in an outdoor pool and was unable to attend traditional school due to his weight. His homeschooling teacher is confident that Arya has a bright future ahead of him as he excels in his studies.
Arya’s story has gone viral. This episode of “Born Different” has amassed a staggering 4.4 million views.
Since the uploading of this video, Arya is reported to have lost 5 stone after gastric bypass surgery, says Daily Mail in a May, 2017, article dedicated to his story. And according to Caters, Hasdan Sadikin Hospital put him on a diet program, and he lost enough weight that he was allowed to return to school where, he says, he has many friends.
Very hopefully, as he continues his hard work, Arya’s weight problems will soon be a thing of the past.
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