Is it my fault my son’s obese?
At 34 stones Dwain Smith was looking forward to having a gastric bypass. Doctors had told him without one he might not live another two years. So he was shocked when he received a letter to say his NHS Trust was no longer funding any gastric weightloss surgery. His mum Carolynne was also devastated. She now wonders if the fact Dwain is overweight is her fault – after all, when he was a child, his diet was not as healthy as it could have been.
The thought he could now die if he doesn’t urgently slim is so upsetting and the family are desperately trying to raise the money to pay for the op privately.
Dwain and Carolynne’s story appeared in CLOSER magazine and Dwain is now about to go on ITV This Morning to take up a weight loss challenge.
Dwain said: “Another agent I approached told me he couldn’t sell my story so I was delighted when Alison rang and said not only did Closer want my story but ITV did as well. I am very grateful to her for getting my story out there and just hoping that I will be able to either lose the weight naturally or raise enough money to have a gastric bypass privately.”