700-pound man's plea for help goes viral
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:40:49 GMT —
"This is my last chance, my last hope... I'm really scared that I'm not going to be able to watch my niece and my nephew grow up."
In a final attempt to lose weight, a 23-year-old man topping the scales at 700 pounds uploaded a video to YouTube asking for help. Robert Gibbs says he's been obese his whole life and doesn't know where else to turn.
"I'm making this video because I don't know what else to do," he said. "I've tried losing weight on my own, tried doing everything possible. Been on diets. Been hospitalized... I would just gain the weight back."
In just one day, the video became a YouTube sensation and garnered 200,000 views. The Huffington Post reports spokespeople from Dr. Phil and The Biggest Loser have now reached out to the 23-year-old.
"I'm getting the exposure I needed," Gibbs told KCBS. "I better start getting ready for the tornado thatâ??s about to become my life. I guess it is a good birthday for me."