Raw footage - looking into the Struggles of a morbidly obese man (daily uploads)
" Rapped By The Medical Profession "
James talks on his mistreatment and lack of support by the medical professionals.
My husband and I have been volunteering to help James Hood since Dec 25, 2009. James weighs over 800 lbs. He is unable to walk. James is totally dependent on others. When we met him I was surprised he was still breathing. He poured out his heart on the phone through his tears, pleading us to come help him. His food consumption for one day, could feed a family for a week. James was eating himself to death. He has finally gotten control of his food addiction. With help, consistence and time James can lead a normal life.
My major concern is that James lives in squalor. Yet, people are being paid to take of him. He does not have the proper bed. He does not have a wheel chair that works. I have volunteered in developing countries, but I was not prepared for the filth. James needs help. Then it makes you wonder - How many other James' are OUT there?
In our initial visits we saw him everyday form Dec-April 2009. James was in a severe state of depression. He has had one major set back when he attempted to get out of bed on his own and damaged his back. James is at risk of hurting himself again. He tries to walk. James has no therapist.
His bed sits on the one room floor by the window, a mattress on a box spring. The mattress is half off the box spring. My husband has help arrange this mattress several times. James needs proper care. He dreams of the day he can go out side in the fresh air and sunshine. James has been confined to this bed for over 2 years.