Lu Zikuan, the eldest boy in the family from Huixian, Henan province, has nearly reached the ideal weight of at least 45 kilograms (99 pounds), according to his doctors.
Lu only weighed 30 kilograms (66 pounds) when the doctors told his family that he was a match for his father in March.
But now the boy is already at 44 kilograms (97 pounds), according to hen.wenming.cn via AsiaOne.
Even though Lu is only one kilogram away from the required weight, he still promised to go beyond that and reach 50 kilograms (110 pounds) as doctors suggested that the heavier the weight, the better.
This was also the promise he made with his father during this year’s International Children’s Day, which was celebrated on June 1.
“Even if it hurts, I’ll still eat,” he said. “Our family couldn’t bear the loss of my dad.”
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