Being proud of your body is important. But being at a healthy body weight is also extremely important. Obesity is a common disease among many in this world, and it’s killing more and more people every day.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, was considered to be the world’s heaviest and has sadly passed away on Monday due to complications from her weight, according to People.com. She suffered from heart disease and kidney malfunction.
Over this past year, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty was the center of a worldwide mission to get her help to lose serious weight. She weighed about 1,102 lbs. A campaign was created for her, called the Save Eman Cause.
She was crying every day and the campaign was meant to attract the attention of Mumbai-based bariatric surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala.
The surgeon ended up taking on Abd El Aty’s case right away. In February the woman was airlifted from her home in Egypt and transferred to India for surgery.
This was the first time she had left her bed in about two decades. She was unable to move because of her weight and a debilitating stroke that she suffered for two years before that.
Abd El Aty went through a successful surgery, a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery, back in March and dropped a whopping 713 lbs.
After being on bed rest for 2 months, she then flew to Burjeel Hospital in the United Arab Emirates for rehabilitation. This is where she spoke for the first time in 3 years!
However, things weren’t looking good in July after it was reported that the woman was diagnosed with severe depression and refused to speak to doctors.
But health professionals were still positive, hoping to begin additional liposuction treatment and remove excess skin. They hoped to then return her to Alexandria, Egypt.
After her death on Monday morning, Burjeel Hospital told the press, “our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family”. Her first doctor, Lakdawala also tweeted a verse from the Koran in remembrance.