Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be the one of the biggest people in the world? Well for one young lady there’s no need to wonder, it’s her reality.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, a 36-year-old woman, who lives in northern Egypt was pronounced the biggest woman in the word weighing in at 1,102 pounds.
According to Fox News, “Eman Ahmed hasn’t left her bed in 25 years due to her size, but she is now looking for help”.
“Eman relies on her mom and sister for things such as, eating, changing clothes, cleaning, and relieving herself”, according to Daily Mail.
Eman’s sister, Chaymaa’ Ahmad Abdulati, went public with her sister’s problem because they visited local hospitals but no one was able to help. She believes that going public will bring more attention and potential help.
Eman’s weight problem started the day she was born, according to Metro, “She was born 11 pounds and continued growing”. Also at the age of 11 she suffered a stroke that left her bedridden.
As a young girl it was very difficult for her to walk, also because of her weight problem she never went to school.
According to Fox News, The Central European News (CEN) stated, “medics believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem, meaning her body is retaining large amounts of extra water.”
Eman’s sister did all she could do to find the necessary help. In October she reached out to an Indian bariatric surgeon named, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala who is willing to operate on Eman.
According to BBC News, “The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa request as she was unable to travel there in person.”
After the surgeon tweeted to India’s foreign minister, that changed. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is herself in hospital awaiting a kidney transplant, was quick to respond with an offer of help, reported BBC News.
After she was approved to come to Mumbai, doctor Lakdawala helped the family raise money to get Eman to Mumbai.
They will be conducting the surgery as soon as a week after she lands in Mumbai. According to BBC News doctor Ladawala states, “She would need to remain in Mumbai for two to three months for the surgery and treatment after which she would be able to return home, but it would take two to three years to bring her body weight under 100 kilograms (220 pounds).”
According to BBC News doctor Ladawala states, “I’m hopeful that I will be able to help her, I won’t say I’m confident because I think that would be an exaggeration.”