World’s heaviest woman fights for her life

(CNN)Eman Ahmed, from Egypt, is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. According to her family, she weighs 1,102 pounds (500 kg).

“Eman didn’t live life as everyone does,” Shaimaa Ahmed, Eman’s younger sister and carer, tells CNN. “She didn’t enjoy her childhood or youth. She’s been battling with her illness for 36 years.”
According to her family, Eman has barely left her bedroom in over two decades. Unable to move or communicate, she spends her days trapped inside her family home, staring at the ceiling.
A stroke two years ago impaired her speech and mobility, so the last couple of years have been particularly difficult, Eman’s sister says.
However, thanks to a social media campaign initiated by Shaimaa, the family’s situation is now looking a little more hopeful.
Publicity surrounding Eman’s plight caught the attention of eminent Mumbai-based surgeon, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly Eman to India.
He plans to set in motion a series of operational procedures that will reduce her weight to below 220 pounds (100kg.)
“She is battling with her life every single day,” Dr. Lakdawala told CNN. He says that as things stand, how long she lives is anybody’s guess.
“Right now she is like a living bombshell, which could blow up on her any moment.”
According to Guinness World Records, the world’s heaviest living woman is Pauline Potter from the United States, who weighs 643 pounds (291.6 kg.)
Eman’s family says she’s suffered from thyroid problems since she was a child.
When she was born, she reportedly weighed 11 pounds (5 kg), and by the age of 11, she’d started to put on weight.

7 Comments

  1. Faizal Hossen
    December 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Melbourne, Australia. Get well, Eman. May God be with you.

  2. Anonymous
    December 14, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Our God is a good God hold on to him Amen

  3. Anonymous
    December 14, 2016 at 5:25 am

    God is you’re healer and you’re provider. He will see you through.

  4. Anonymous
    December 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Who feeds her?

    1. Anonymous
      December 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      The same question pop into my read while reading the news article. ..

  5. Anonymous
    December 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    They should call her Loulou (kweyol for heavy, heavy).

    1. Faizal Hossen
      December 19, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Melbourne, Australia. Common on. Have some decency. This person is sick and has problems and you are making fun of. By the way in my native Mauritian Creole, “Loulou” means fox and “Lourd” means heavy (The same in French).

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