The 200kg Kid
Genre: Documentaries, Medical & Rescue
Duration: 1 x 60’
Year of Production: 2008
Production Company: Rogue Productions
Commissioned By: TV3 New Zealand
Haumoana is nearly 200kg and his life is a misery. This fifteen-year-old is taking extreme measures to fight his obesity. Regardless of countless failed diet and exercise regimes, he is already showing signs of serious disease. Facing health problems and an early death, his family are at their wits’ end. Now too big to exercise, he is undergoing a lap-band operation. Without this medical intervention, he faces certain death – and soon. Could this surgery be the answer to a normal life for Haumoana?