Transcript for Overweight Man Reaches Out for Help on YouTube
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Robert Gibbs wants just one thing for his 23 birthday. I'm just trying to get some help. -- try to get some help. The -- man posted a video on YouTube as a direct and desperate plea. In the first 24 hours it's received 200000. Hits I can make it. Probably about ten steps and the phone calls and emails some of them offers of help have been pouring hand I didn't couldn't get their response since gotten. It's blown -- in the day. I couldn't ask for a better birthday present. Gibbs has been heavy since he was a child he was four years old when he first started gaining weight. By eight he topped 150 pounds and kept putting it on from there. And always always love sports as his weight increase -- became less active and more sedentary. It's like being trapped in your own body. Because. It feels like your body your working against number and what to do what you want fears -- I want him to grow old. -- and not worry about living. It's just live. For -- just taking a few steps to the restroom is difficult and tiring he has asthma and sleep apnea. And he says everything he's tried to lose weight hasn't worked. I've been hospitalized twice -- my lawfully both times nervous when I came home I -- it all back. I'm doing here -- Not from Norwalk. My easily people. After all he's been through Gibson as his newborn nephew -- four year old niece gave him a motivation to post his plea on YouTube this birthday. A moment is going to be better than the rest of them. Because I finally asked for now earnings are getting -- -- think McCain he. Will need to. In Livermore -- Anthony for ABC news.
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