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By the time Christina refused to return to Kaiser, her mother had taken her to the doctor some 90 times. But they also simply had not shown up to regularly scheduled weigh-ins and dietitian appointments, according to medical records...After she graduated from elementary school in 1995, Christina was never in a classroom again. Her junior high school was only seven blocks from her home, but they were steep blocks, and she could not traverse them.
"If the child in this case had been an average-sized child, I don't believe there ever would have been a case," says Marilyn Wann, a self-described "fat rights activist" who attends the trial in support of Corrigan. "There would have been sympathy for the mother. Wow, your daughter died. That's too bad."
An obese woman who killed her boyfriend by sitting on him will not serve any time behind bars. Mia Landingham pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday and was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service, according to CBS affiliate WOIO. Landingham, who was believed to weigh over 300 pounds at the time of the Aug. 2009 incident, sat on Mikal Middleton-Bey as he was face first on the couch....Investigators say the victim was 5'10" tall and weighed 126 pounds. Landingham is 5'9" tall. A police scale that went up to 350 pounds wasn't enough to accurately weigh the Cleveland woman, according to the affiliate.
A woman was left fighting for life when a fellow tourist crashed into her on a water slide, splitting her liver and crushing her internal organs. The obese woman crashed into Jemma Joslyn, 32, at a hotel’s water park in Turkey. She suffered from internal bleeding and severe kidney damage that required life-saving surgery and was in hospital for eight days before returning to her home in East Sussex.
A sickly, 425-pound woman reportedly deemed "too fat to fly" died after being denied a spot on three separate flights from Hungary.
"Being turned away in front of other people because of how I look and my size was absolutely humiliating," Melillo told BuzzFeed. "I was embarrassed and shocked. Even though I know I am beautiful on the inside and out, this moment made me feel helpless. This is what every plus-size person fears - being turned away from an event because of how we look." While Melillo said she has yet to hear from the party-bus company or Eventbrite, she saw that the company took down its page and posted a new one. The "no big girls for this party" disclaimer appears to have been removed and replaced with "a model look is encouraged."...."As much as we would like to welcome everyone, admission to this exclusive event is very selective and we reserve the right to deny service," the description continues.
“I was so ashamed that people could see me being turned away. "There was only one roller coaster I could fit into – and that was only because they had extra large seats.“I look back at photos and I can hardly believe that it is me.” Admin assistant Kirsty immediately pledged to slim down and eventually lost 11 stone, by ditching takeaways and hitting the gym.
originally posted by: Chalcedony
a reply to: DAVID64
Well they are a burden to everyone. Health care systems, fellow buffet-goers. This is a public health emergency. Hundreds of thousands of people in America die each year from obesity related causes. All they have to do is follow the nutritional guidelines set forth by the government and the serving size indicated on the package by the manufacturer,
but somehow they are incapable of taking simple steps to protect themselves. This is where private businesses can come in and say "no. If you want to disregard everyone's safety, you may not patronize my business" and health insurers and providers should definitely raise rates and refuse service to those who can't just go along with normal society and follow the rules.