Man ‘Too Fat To Fly’ Closer To Getting Home
Kevin Chenais came to the united states in 2012 for hormone treatment, but the same airline that flew him here wouldn’t fly him back.
Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds (230 kilograms), says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the United States. P&O Ferries offered to take him in his ambulance aboard the Spirit of Britain on Wednesday, the final hurdle keeping him from his home near the Swiss border.
“I am absolutely tired,” the 22-year-old said as he slumped over in his mobility scooter just before being loaded into the ambulance.
Chenais’ mother was outraged by the treatment her son allegedly received, saying he was discriminated against because of his weight.
“It’s not the fault of my son to be big. He has a genetic illness,” Christina Chenais said. “We are very happy to go home after this long, distressing and traumatic situation.”