Weighing an astonishing 1100 pounds, Patrick Deuel is the world’s heaviest man alive. He is considered a medical miracle as average people would’ve died of organ failure at this weight. In fact, paramedics had to remove a wall of his house just so they could take him to a hospital where he would spend months to lose weight and eventually undergo a gastric bypass operation.
“Half-Ton Man” is a documentary that centers on Patrick’s grueling journey towards staying healthy. The film feature his doctors’ attempt to save his life and find reason why Patrick reached his current state. With the help of their families, friends, and medical practitioners, Patrick and the two other patients can have better lives after the operation.