Donald Shelton is from Pasadena, Texas, and was at a peak weight of 675 pounds. He appeared in My 600-lb Life in Season 1, and his story is a very inspiring one. The show has inspired many Americans and has helped obese people lose weight. With the guidance of renowned surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, the show is a success and has helped many.
This article is about a participant from Season 1 of the show. He has fought with death and has taken his life under control. His name is Donald Shelton. If you want to know more in-depth about his early life, weight gain, 600-lb transformation, and biography please do keep on reading till the end.
Donald Shelton’s Early life and Weight gain
Donald Shelton was a food enthusiastic from a very young age. At age 5, he weighed 150 pounds,16 years old he was 275 pounds, 400 when he was 19, and the number increased simultaneously.
Around his 30s, he reached around 600 pounds, and then health problems started arising. Mostly, he could not do simple works and had to be taken care of by his parents. His cellulite covering his leg started to get worse, and he had trouble walking.
His dad said in an episode, Donald would cry at night because of back and leg pain. That is the time when his parents decide to take him to Houston, under Dr. Now‘s medication. He weighed around 675 pounds when he appeared in the show, My 600-lb Life.
Donalds’s “My 600 -Lb life” Transformation and near-death experience
The star of My 600-lb Life’s journey is all about ups and downs. When he first appeared, he weighed 675 pounds and was sent for bypass surgery. However, in the middle of the surgery, he had some breathing problems, and it was a very critical situation. That is because bypass surgeries are very risky, and there is a lower chance of survival. However, the surgery was a successful one, and he recovered in some days.
After 4 months, Donald weighed 577 and was getting his life back on track. In the second year, he weighed around 372 pounds. Everything was going well when suddenly, one day, he checked in the hospital because of leg pain. His situation worsened, and he was in great pain. All of a sudden, he slipped into a coma and everyone was shocked.
After a month’s observation, the doctors announced that Donald had developed a rare auto-immune disorder called Guillain – Barre. It is a disorder that attacks the nervous system and often leads to paralysis or death. Luckily, Donald regained his consciousness and managed to get out of the near-death experience.
His journey was a rollercoaster one, and there were many ups and downs. Now, he is in a very healthy state, however still in a wheelchair because of Guillain Barre.
Today, he still has a positive outlook towards life and is trying to get out of that chair. His total weight loss in these 7 years is 285 pounds.
Where is he now?
Fighter and inspirational Donald Shelton currently resides in his hometown Pasadena, Texas. He is also active in social media like Instagram and Facebook where he shares the pictures. He still needs a wheelchair to move around. These days he prefers a long bushy beard then clean shaved when he used to appear in the reality show, “My 600-lb Life.”
Is Donald Shelton married? His girlfriend and personal life.
Donal Shelton is not married currently. However, he had a promising relationship with his ex-girlfriend Barbie Stephens. She later became his fiancee too.
Looking back at their relationship and how they met is an interesting story. In the sixth year after the surgery, Donald met Barbie online through a dating website. The first few months were going smoothly, they got engaged and were very happy. Barbie even moved in with Donald and his family. However, Donald started gaining weight and had again given up. At this time, she left him.
As time passed by, Donald again set up a positive attitude and went forward to losing weight again. Although the couple could not get back together Barbie regard highly of him. In a meet up after break up, Barbie admitted that he was her true soul mate.
Before Barbie came in his life, Donald was in an ill-fated relationship. His then-girlfriend was a heavy meth user and Donald was also involved.
Donald Shelton Short wiki/bio
Donald Shelton Jr. is an American guy from Pasadena, Texas. His exact year of birth is not unknown, however, what we do know is that he celebrates his birthday on August 2. He belongs to white ethnicity and is a proud American. His parents’ name is Donald Shelton and Mary Shelton. Mary is a widowed, single mother.
|Name||Donald Shelton Jr.|
|Birthplace||Pasadena, Texas, U.S|
|Parents||Donald Shelton and Mary Shelton|
|Career||Reality T.V star|
|Net worth||Not disclosed|
|Girlfriend||Barbie Stephens (ex)|
He completed his high school from Sam Rayburn High school and graduated from School of Hard Knocks, University of Life.