Ontreon Shannon grew up in a single-parent household and mentioned that although he knew his father, he did not seem particularly interested in being an active presence in his son’s life. As his mother was at work most of the time, young Ontreon Shannon was left to fend for himself or asked to spend time with his grandparents. With nothing to do and good food readily available, Ontreon Shannon began to associate food with comfort, which naturally gave way to his eating disorder.
As time went by, Ontreon constantly looked to food for comfort. So he was just over 700 kilos when he first appeared on the show. He mentioned that his excess weight did not allow him to stand for more than 5 minutes, which made daily tasks such as bathing and dressing quite difficult.
In addition, weight also affected Ontreon’s personal life, threatening to worsen her relationship with her husband Musa Dube and son. Determined to turn her life around and stay healthy, Ontreon decided to visit Dr. Now’s clinic before discovering that she weighed 702 kilos.
Although Dr. Now expressed concern, he was willing to help and even put together a customized plan for Ontreon to lose the weight needed for a successful surgery. However, Ontreon found it very difficult to stick to the strict plan and often fell back on his desire to eat tasty but unhealthy food. Even the daily exercises seemed quite bulky for him. So Dr Now was quite disappointed to see little or no progress on Ontreon’s second and third visits.
Where Is Ontreon Shannon, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
Ontreon Shannon won’t give up, and after realising that her problems lay in her childhood traumas, she decided to see a psychologist for a solution. Although the psychologist was able to help her cope with the emotional baggage, Ontreon was unable to keep up with Dr. Now’s customized plan and surprisingly gained 2 pounds over her original weight during her fourth clinic visit. As the excess weight did not allow him to undergo surgery, the episode ended in disappointment as Ontreon prepared to fight again.
However, it seems that Ontreon Shannon has finally turned his life around as he seems to be getting healthier day by day. Moreover, his marriage to Musa is still going strong and she has been his main pillar of support throughout the difficult times. As the couple currently live in McKinney, Texas, it is unclear whether he is still under Dr. Now’s care. Nonetheless, it’s great to see Ontreon making happy memories with his family and looking forward to a better future, for which we wish him the best.