This Young Man Wants To Meet His Catfish Before Time Runs Out...Literally

Will Robert finally come face-to-face with his online love?

A young man says he desperately needs to meet his catfish Ashleigh -- before it's too late.

"In 2009, I was sick and ended up paralyzed from the neck down," 23-year-old Robert explains to Nev and Max in a sneak peek of this week's episode of the hit show, below. He eventually regained movement in parts of his upper body, including his arms, but his prognosis was devastating: Doctors told him that eventually he'd become immune to antibiotics and die.

"I'm just trying to live every day like it's my last and not regret anything," he says, "and I really don't want to regret not meeting Ashleigh."

So how long have the two been "dating"? Does Ashleigh know about her beau's health issues? And what does she look like? Watch the clip to find out, then catch Catfish Wednesday at 10/9c.