Monday, December 31, 2007

Larger Than Life--The Half Ton Mum

My husband was reading his morning news in the other computer,when I went near him to say good morning, this is what caught my attention from his screen. I thought of sharing it here because I thought this is an interesting sad news to read. Why would somebody wait to get this big before they do something to fix their weight? Just unbelievably huge,larger than life they say.

(this was lifted from the internet from

Renee Williams,from Austin,Texas,the bedridden 29-year-old,became the largest person ever to have gastric bypass surgery earlier this year after ballooning to nearly seventy stone – but died 12 days later. Her astonishing size meant that the operating table had to be specially widened for the procedure.

Larger than life: Renee Williams weight balloned from 40 to 70 stone after a car crash

The operation was successful and Renee lost four stone due to her reduced stomach capacity before dying of a sudden heart attack less than two weeks later. Her story is told in a Channel 4 programme next week.

Renee had battled with her weight since childhood and was classified as super-morbidly obese at the age of 12.

She was married by the age of 15 and had her first child, Mirina, at 16 weighing 30 stone.

Renee had grown to a massive 35 stone by the time she had her second daughter M

In 2003, she was hit by a drunken driver in an accident that left her unable to walk because her leg was crushed.

She became bedridden and began eating even more.

"She wouldn't stop eating until her stomach started to hurt," says 13-year-old Mirina.

Tragic: Renee died days after the surgery

"She would get about eight burgers and eat them all. I kept telling her she was eating her emotions. I think she was sick and tired of being in that bed."

Renee piled on more and more weight and by 2007 she was nearing 70 stone - six times the size of a healthy woman in her age group.


Darlene said...

Hala ka dai kahadlok ba ani niya tan awon woi naa pa diay ing ani buhi sa kalibutan noh? perti na pod niyang dakua woi gapalabi sa iyang gibati gyud ai way kontrol na unsa naman tawn na sya di na tingali na kalakaw kay perti na gyud niyang dakua mura na elepante hahaha

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Byotipol,
Kawawa naman siya. Successful nga yung opeation pero namatay namn sa heart attack. Moral of the story- never eat more than what your body needs, otherwise, you will eat to die. Thanks for the comical but targic post. Happy New Year to you all. Ingat lang para kay Jadyn. God bless and have a wonderful New Year celebration in Texas.

Yummylicious said...

Hala dakoa ani gud naparisan gyud tong mexicano nga dako sad kaau sah. Lol


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