31kg overweight toddler may lose his life unless his parents afford N12.2m-a-month treatment

31kg overweight toddler may lose his life unless his parents afford N12.2m-a-month treatment

- A baby in Turkey is overweight and is adding 1.8kg a month

- He has a hormone deficiency that makes him overweight

- Treatment for his condition costs £30,000 (N12.2m) a month

An 18-month-old Turkish toddler weighs a staggering 31kg and is adding up to 1.8kg a month.

Yagiz Bekte, from Samsun, has a rare leptin hormone deficiency that causes him to pile on weight and will only get worse as he grows older.

His parents are now desperate for help because treatment for Yagiz's condition is only available in private medical practice and is beyond their financial means.

31kg overweight toddler may lose his life unless his parents afford N12.2m-a-month treatment

Yagiz Bekte has a hormone deficiency that makes him overweight

His father, 32-year-old Sedat, told a local news outlet: "If Yagiz doesn't use this medicine he will continue gaining weight, he will not be able to walk, run or even breath."

Treatment for Yagiz's condition is estimated to cost up to £30,000 (N12.2m) per month and needs to be guaranteed by Turkey's social services.

31kg overweight toddler may lose his life unless his parents afford N12.2m-a-month treatment

Yagiz, his father Sedat and mother Sevda

Yagiz's mother, 26-year-old Sevda, said: "Wherever we went we couldn't get results. Now I ask our president to help us. I appeal to him. There is no other medicine which can help Yagiz."

They added that they only want Yagiz to have a normal childhood like other children, noting that he wishes to play with other kids but he is unable to move freely because of his weight.

31kg overweight toddler may lose his life unless his parents afford N12.2m-a-month treatment

Yagiz wants to play with other kids but his weight limits his movements

Sedat and Sevda hope well wishers will come forward to help save their son before it is too late because Yagiz continuously wants to eat.

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