Ohio Officials Remove 200-Pound Third-Grader From Home, Placed in Foster Care
A Cleveland third grader who weighed more than 200 pounds was taken from his mother after officials reportedly said she did not do enough to help the boy to lose weight.
Trace Gallagher reports that officials first became aware of the 8-year-old boy’s weight after his mother took him to the hospital last year when he was having breathing problems. Child Protective Services stepped in and gave the family diets and dietitians, but after a year CPS said the parents continued to overfeed their son and removed the boy from the home due to medical neglect.
Dr. Marc Siegel isn’t letting the parents get away with this.
He told Trace, “A parent is a disgrace if a child weighs 200 pounds, in my opinion, without an underlying medical problem. That’s 140 pounds greater than the average.”
In conclusion, Trace said the parents are fighting this, but it is “likely a losing battle.”