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Overweight Man Fears for His Health, Asking for Community Help

A 23-year-old Livermore man is battling weight problems and is seeking help.

We received this YouTube video from several readers. Is there anything we, the Livermore community, can do to help this young man?

Patch readers say the man's name is Robert Gibbs and lives in town. If you have his contact information please e-mail me at kristofer.noceda@patch.com.

Let us know any ideas you have on how to help this man in the comments section below and we'll see what we can do on our end. Thanks.

vicki March 06, 2012 at 07:53 PM
@ Anonymous - I thought the same thing about his eyes. His eyelashes are so long!
kathy schoppmeyer March 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM
i just hope robert does well with whatever hope he gets-i'm sure this has to be something that will need pyschological counseling to go with the weight loss.instead of using drugs or alcohol to numb the pain he has the food for comfort-believe me i know the pain
Tanya Carpenter May 18, 2012 at 08:25 PM
This is Robert older sister and I just wanted to let everyone know that he will be on the Doctor Phil Show today at 4pm if you miss it some TV networks show a repeat of the show the following week at 8pm. I want to thank everyone for all of your support and help
Kristofer Noceda May 18, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Thanks for the information, Tanya. I've posted it as well here: http://patch.com/A-tyd2
Tanya Carpenter May 21, 2012 at 07:52 PM
My brother posted a update on his Facebook I ask if it would be okay that update everyone on the patch could see know his progress too. He has also stated that he is happier then ever and feels stronger here is his update to everyone Robert Gibbs ok for those who saw me on dr phil my starting weight on the show and my starting weight here at wellspring were different my actual starting weight is 764 and as of this morning im down to 702 just a little update thanx for the support i still have a long road ahead of me but i know i can do it with everyones love and support Thank you again for all of your support. Tanya,

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