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An impoverished father has revealed that he plans to sell his own kidney to fund life-saving treatment for his three morbidly-obese children - reported the DailyMail.
Sisters Yogita Rameshbhai Nandwana, five, and Anisha, three, and their 18-month-old brother Harsh, are among the world's heaviest young children.
Weighing 5st 5lbs (34kg), 7st 8lbs (48kg) and 2st 5lbs (15kg) respectively, the food they eat in a week is enough to feed two families in a month.
Now their father Rameshbhai Nandwana, 34, of Gurjarat, India, is planning to sell his kidney to earn the money needed to see top specialists.
He said: ‘If my kids continue to grow at this rapid rate they will have major health issues. We’re terrified they will die.’
Yogita and Anisha eat 18 chapatis, 3lbs of rice, two bowls of broth, six packets of crisps, five packs of biscuits, 12 bananas and a litre of milk daily.
And their extreme hunger means their mother Pragna Ben, 30, spends most of her day making their meals.
Mr Nandwana earns just Rs 3000 (£35) a month - but usually has sufficient money to buy enough food to fulfil the large appetite of his children.
He said: ‘I am a daily wage labour and I usually get paid Rs 100 a day but there are times when there is no work at all.
‘I work in fields, dig wells, and do whatever menial job I can find to earn money.
'And I’m constantly worried about finding the money to feed my continually hungry children.’
Despite his paltry income, Mr Nandwana spends about Rs 10,000 (£110) a month on food for his children and said he 'cannot leave them starving'
Local doctors believe the children are suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, but do not know how to treat it.
The rare genetic condition causes various symptoms including constant hunger, reduced muscle tone, restricted growth and learning difficulties.