Does 800-pound Steven Assanti deserve a second chance from the hospital that booted him?
The 33-year-old morbidly-obese Rhode Island man simply ordered a delicious pizza while staying at Rhode Island Hospital.
He claims that he suffers from food addiction that has helped increase his weight exponentially. He’s told news outlets that it’s a disease.
He had been at the hospital for 4 months, attempting to drop weight in order to qualify for gastric bypass surgery. 550 pounds was his target weight. But when he ordered that pizza, he violated the conditions of his healthcare plan, and that’s when he says the hospital ended their relationship.
Now, Assanti is living in his father’s SUV. Dad worries that unless somebody offers assistance, his son will die.
Do you think the hospital should give this man a second chance? Is food addiction a hard habit to break?