Do not be an innocent bystander any more.This is the message of this article.After a morbidly obese man posted a video making a plea for help , Phil Mc Graw from the Dr Phil show reached out in an effort to help him.The man who is so obese that he cannot stand for a long time,fears for his life because of his obesity.Is this not a wake up call for all of us:Why do we not become involved in the life of someone who has obviously been rejected and forgotten.Why otherwise is he all alone just watching TV all day?
A MORBIDLY obese man who made a tearful, videotaped plea for help on YouTube is getting help from Phil McGraw.
Morbidly Obese And Fearing For His Life!
"McGraw's Dr Phil show reached out to Robert Gibbs, 23, of Livermore, California, after he posted his three-minute video.
Gibbs mentioned the program in his clip, which has been viewed more than a million times and inspired more than four dozen recorded responses from viewers offering diet tips and encouragement.
A crew from 61-year-old Phil McGraw's show was scheduled to come to his house and film him today, Gibbs said.
On the YouTube video, which he made the day before his birthday on Friday, Gibbs did not specify what kind of help he needed - just that he hoped someone knowledgeable about weight loss would see it and get in touch with him.
He also said he feared he would not live long enough to see his nephew and niece grow up or to have a family of his own. He estimated his weight to be between 272 to 318 kilograms (600 to 700 pounds).
"I'm making this video because I don't know what else to do,'' he said on the video.
"For everyone who is just going to make fun of me I really don't care. It doesn't matter. This is my last chance, my last hope, one of them at least.''
Gibbs declined to be interviewed by the AP because he said he had an exclusivity agreement with Dr Phil.
Along with suffering from diabetes, Gibbs has sores all over his body and cannot stand for more than a few minutes at a time, KCBS-TV said. He spends his days watching television.
Chris Powell, a fitness trainer on the US reality show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, also has expressed interest in working with Gibbs along with former contestants from the US version of The Biggest Loser."
"The Biggest Loser" seems to be the go to guys when you are obese and want to lose weight.I hope Robert Gibbs' story will have a happy ending. If any one has advice for him ,watch the video on You Tube and leave a message.If you have been on the obese path and were able to make a turnabout, share your experience with some one who is in the same boat as you!This might just mean the hand up they were looking for.