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Jul 19, 2011

600 pound man passes away

Alberto Neal

In April we introduced you to a former truck driver who, at the time, weighed in at six hundred pounds. The Cayo resident’s weight spiked due to an underactive thyroid condition. Alberto Neal didn’t know of his condition and needed financial assistance for surgery. Well, we are sad to report that Neal passed away early this morning at his home. His nurse told us today how he spent the last months of his life.

Chyna Smith, Alberto Neal’s Nurse

Chyna Smith

“He died about three o’clock this morning. He has been suffering from mobile obesity. He was also suffering from hypertension and malicious ulcer. Also he was short of breath and he was about seven hundred pounds. He was there for six months on his bed. The family of Mister Neal, especially his wife, she was the one that I was assisting to help her bathe the patient. They built a big bed made out of board so that we can roll the patient there and bathe the patient and at the same time we did dressing on the ulcer sores he had. So he passed away this morning at three o’clock. The family of Mister Alberto Neal would like to thank the Belmopan hospital staff especially the nurses as well as Sister Rivas and Bernadette Rivas. He would also like to thank Doctor Godoy who helped him at the Belmopan Hospital. Then you have the Chairlady of Esperanza village, Miss Silvia Godoy who went with me to ask for donations for vegetables for him. And all of the vendors in Cayo—they were the ones that support us with vegetables so that he can eat because he had it very bad at that time. Then we also have the King Jesus Ministry. We also have the Cayo nursing staff and Sister Silvia Alvarez who assist me also.”

Funeral arrangements are being put in place for his burial.

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2 Responses for “600 pound man passes away”

  1. Storm says:

    Rest in peace.

  2. RadicalBelizean says:

    Morbidly obese. Please take deed.

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