Genre: Reality, Documentary, Medical
Premise: Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
S03, E04 (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2015)
At just 24-years-old, Bettie Jo is on her way to reaching 700 pounds and relies on her husband for even her basic needs.
S04, E11 (First Aired: Mar. 16, 2016)
Sean has a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it's tearing apart, forcing his mother to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for surgery.