Morbidly Obese Toddler

Josh's dad writes:

Dear Dr. Phil:

You may remember my son, Joshua. You talked to his mother and great aunt on the show a while back because he was severely obese. His mother had custody then, but after seeing Joshua on the show, I fought for custody and received temporary custody. By the time we received Joshua, he was 187 pounds. He's now 8 years old.


I am happy to say you wouldn't recognize Joshua if you saw him. With exercise and proper nutrition, the weight just came off. He plays track, football, soccer and loves riding his bike. Now Joshua is the Stair Master. He'll run up and down the stairs 50 times in a row every day. You can see the difference in how happy he is.


Thank you, Dr. Phil, for pointing me in the direction of Joshua. With your help, we were able to save his life.

A proud father,


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