Obese Bay Area Man Pleads for Help

Morbidly obese, but wanting to live, the East Bay resident celebrated his birthday.

By RJ Middleton / Jodi Hernandez
|  Friday, Mar 2, 2012  |  Updated 11:42 AM PDT
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Obese Bay Area Man Pleads for Help

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A morbidly obese Livermore man is seeking help in his quest to lose weight -- and to stay alive to watch his niece and nephew grow up. He has posted a video to YouTube, hoping it will go viral.

Robert Gibb's 23rd birthday is today, March 2. In his YouTube video, posted March 1, he explains that he's dieted before, but always gains it back.

"I've tried to do everything possible," he says, including being hospitalized.

His main request is that his video be shared and re-posted as many times as possible in his quest for help. Nutritionists, personal trainers and even Dr. Phil are called out in the video.

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