WATCH: The world's heaviest 11-year-old's massive transformation

By Pam Magwaza
01 June 2017

At 11 years old, Arya Permana weighed almost 200 kg.

The boy from West Java, Indonesia made headlines around the world for being the world's heaviest one-year-old. He would reportedly eat five meals with five litres of fizzy drinks a day.

As he grew, the situation worsened to the point he was unable to walk and had to stop going to school. Being from a poor family, Arya had to result to wearing a sarong after his parents were unable to find clothes that fit him anymore.

Ayra is also too big to bath inside his home, so he's had to resort to bathing in a cold outside pool. He also suffers from shortness of breath and has to sleep with his head up so that it is easier for him to breathe.

Eventually it dawned on his parents they were overfeeding him, and attempted only feeding him only brown rice to prevent him from gaining more weight.

"I am the one the most to blame," his mom Mrs Soemantri said in a documentary on his life, World's Heaviest Child: Extraordinary People.

"I regret it because it's my fault. I didn't control how much I fed him. I keep feeding Arya because I love my child."

Now Ayra has become the youngest person to receive gastric sleeve operation, which has helped him lose over 37 kg so far.

Doctors described Ayra's case as one of the toughest cases of obesity in the world. But since the surgery, they believe that he could lose up to 100 kgs in the next 12 months if he sticks to his diet and exercise plan.

After all of this, Ayra only has one dream for when he loses his excess weight.

"I'm going to play with my friends in the pool, play football and ride bicycles," he said hopefully.

Watch his video here:

Sources: Daily mail, ECR, Telegraph UK

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