A man who weighs a staggering 800 pounds says he was kicked out of the hospital that was treating his chronic weight problem after he ordered a pizza to be delivered to the building.
According to 33-year-old Steven Assanti, medical staff had given him a care plan to help him lose weight so that he could have a much-needed operation. By ordering the pizza, he broke his agreed care plan and doctors told him he would have to leave the hospital he had been staying at for 80 days.
“It’s an addiction and I realize that, and it’s a disease,” Assanti said. “I was supposed to stay there and lose all my weight and get down to 550, to get the gastric bypass. That was their plan,”
Assanti is currently living in the trunk of his father’s SUV as they continue to drive to different medical facilities to see if any of them can help. Steven Veillette said taking his son home will be death sentence. “If he comes home and I do get him up the stairs somehow, some way, he’s gonna go right back to his eating habits,” he said.