For a rare few, insatiable hunger may make it feel as if your brain is constantly whispering in your ear, telling your body that you’re hungry. Often, it can feel like that voice has no “off” switch. This feeling may be caused by a rare genetic disorder of obesity.

We documented three different stories from real people living throughout America with or suspected to have a rare genetic disorder of obesity. 

“We felt unheard, we felt they didn’t quite understand…we certainly wish our doctors had known more about these types of disorders.”

“And it is always on Nate’s mind. It controls him. And hunger is right beside him. I want to say his best friend, but it’s not; it’s his mortal enemy. Hunger is his mortal enemy.”

Client: Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
Agency: W2O