A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy weighing more than 12 STONE is so large he risks being suffocated by his own bulk.
Misael Caldogno Abreu is three times the size of other children his age due to a syndrome which means he is unable to stop eating.
He is so heavy he often stops breathing while sleeping – leaving his terrified parents fearing that one day he may not wake up.
Misael, from Espírito Santo, Brazil, was born a healthy 6lb 6oz, but immediately started piling on the pounds. Doctors believe he may be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leaves him with an insatiable appetite.
His mother Josiane de Jesus Caldogno Abreu and father Manoel Abreu worry he will die without help.