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3-year-old obese child who weighs 150 pounds becomes local celebrity

By Mason White 1:34 PM September 30, 2014
Misael and his parents 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A mother said that people always want to take photos with her 3-year-old son who weighs 150 pounds.

The parents of the three year old said that they are desperate to stop him from gaining weight.

The boy, known only as Misael of Brazil, was born a healthy 6 pounds and 6 ounces. However, every month, he has gained about 6 pounds, causing him to balloon in size.

Misael now weighs 154 pounds and has a hard time walking. Doctors believe that he may be suffering from Prader–Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes constant hunger and the desire to eat.

Children with the condition eat three to six times more than others of the same age – and even then they may still feel hungry.

He also suffers from underactive thyroid, which can cause weight gain. His parents have given him medication to treat the condition. However, the medication does not seem to be working.

The boy’s mother said that whenever she walks on the street with Misael, people stop them and take pictures with him.

People say that they never saw a child of this size. People want to know how old he is and how much he weighs.