Court hearing for obese child who was removed from his home - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Court hearing for obese child who was removed from his home

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

A court hearing was held Tuesday for a boy who was removed from his home by Children and Family Services last year because of his weight.

The boy weighs more than 220 pounds and an agency official says the boy's medical condition is severe, even life-threatening.

Now, the boy is down to 175 pounds however at 9-year-old he is still considered morbidly obese.

The boy was released back to his mother's custody over the weekend.  She was in court today, with her back to the cameras.  Her son was not there.

The YMCA heard about the young boy and his weight loss efforts and donated a year membership to him in hopes of helping him stay on track.

In court, there was discussion about helping his mother with services to help her take better care of her son.

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