Thursday, October 2, 2008

World's fattest man to wed widow

"...who today knows love..."
Now here is a guy who, figuratively and literally, becomes a convert.
Weight now down from 590 kilograms
Agence France-Presse
First Posted 08:01:00 10/02/2008

MONTERREY -- Mexican Manuel Uribe, the world's fattest man in the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, said Wednesday that he would wed this month, after losing nearly half his original weight.

"It will be a hefty wedding, on a large scale, but with a low-calorie banquet," the 43-year-old told AFP.

Uribe, who lives in his bed, in February said he had dropped to 230 kilograms (570 pounds) from 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds).

He said he would marry a widow named Claudia, to whom he has been engaged for two years, on October 26 at home in Monterrey, northern Mexico.

The media-friendly Mexican expanded his wedding plans after offers of sponsorship from international magazines, television stations and local mayors who offered a cake for 400 guests.

Uribe has also asked a Mexican band called "Pesado," or "Heavy," to provide the music.

He thanked God for the "miracles he gave to a man who was on the edge of suicide and who today knows love."
for "He that loves not, knows not God; for God is love." -- 1 John 4:8

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