Arya Permana has a new lease on life after losing nearly 16 stone. When you see the before and after, you won't believe you're looking at the same boy!
The story of this Indonesian child from the island of Java has a happy ending, as Arya Permana was weighing 200 kilos at only 10 years-old, many were concerned about his health.
Arya Permana was quickly known in the media as the "fattest child in the world". Weighing a whopping 31.5 stone (200kg), it was impossible for him to have a normal life like the rest of the children his age. Not only was he not unable to attend the school, Arya couldn’t do the basic tasks of everyday life without requiring help.
His parents told The Sun that their son only "ate and slept" and that they spent all their savings to feed him, until one day they decided to take action to save their son’s life. They put him on a strict diet to limit his intake of sugars and carbohydrates. In addition, the young man also underwent a gastric band operation.
After all it was a success, his change has been radical and has managed to make him lose more than 100 kilos. Now he has become a normal child again, going to school and playing with his friends. ‘We are very happy to see him have a healthy and normal life, he is very active and in good health,’ said his parents.