A man from Derby, who needs six operations to get rid of excess skin following his 32-stone weight loss, has been given a lifeline by a private clinic.
Paul Stevenson weighed 51 and a half stone at his biggest. His weight began to soar in 2000 after the death of his mum, which left him suffering from depression and anxiety.
As the weight piled on, Paul became house-bound and didn't leave his property for 4 years. In 2015, he received a home visit from a doctor who told him that he would die if he didn't change his lifestyle.
The stark warning prompted Paul to get a gastric sleeve fitted and embark on a new diet and exercise regime. Within 2 years, he had lost than more than 30 stone. However, the weight loss has left him with masses of excess skin.
The operations to remove the skin would've cost more than £15,000, meaning that Mr Stevenson had to turn to crowd-funding to find the money - but after managing to raise £5000, a private clinic heard about his plight and Paul has now been offered free treatment.
Mr Stevenson, who is expected to undergo his first surgery on Friday (9th March) says he hopes that the operations will allow him to lead a normal lifestyle and return to work.