- Jeff Mitchell of Stewartsville | Shot by Dan
For breakfast Tuesday, Jeff Mitchell had an egg and some turkey bacon on whole wheat. For lunch he had a cereal-sized bowl of chicken, broccoli and rice casserole — leftovers from Monday. Dinner was baked pork chops and steamed vegetables. His night-time snack was popcorn.
As diets go, it doesn’t seem particularly unhealthy. But Mitchell is. “Fat” is a manifestly inept word to describe him. He’s morbidly obese. Mitchell, 50, weighs around 600 pounds.
He’s an extreme example of the debilitating effects of obesity, a dominant health issue in America. Believe me, you do not want to end up like this guy. He has no quality of life. He can barely do anything for himself.
Except for a two-week hospital stay two years ago when he suffered from kidney failure, Mitchell hasn’t left his house in nearly three years. Even then, an ambulance crew had to squeeze him through the door.
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A page to help Jeff Mitchell raise money to afford travel to an Ohio treatment facility is here.
Shot by Dan