'60 stone' woman still in hospital

Crewe Guardian: A specially constructed ramp at a house in Aberdare, south Wales, which was used to take teenager Georgia Davis out of her home A specially constructed ramp at a house in Aberdare, south Wales, which was used to take teenager Georgia Davis out of her home

A chronically obese teenager cut free from her home by workmen after she grew too big to go outside remains in hospital.

Georgia Davis, 19, weighed up to 60st by the time she was urgently rescued from the house that had become her prison.

Neighbours claimed that the teenager, from Aberdare in the South Wales valleys, had not been seen outside for up to three years. In that time her weight ballooned to such proportions it is believed it became a serious threat to her life.

Dozens of neighbours watched as Miss Davis was carried out of her home on a specially constructed stretcher on Thursday. More than 40 police, firefighters, paramedics, social services personnel, council officers and builders worked together to free her.

Although unwell she was still conscious and reportedly flanked by a medical officer, nurse and social worker as she was carried out.

Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size. But neighbours claimed that her disappearance from view coincided with a new bout of weight gain around three years ago.

"I think the TV programme helped to start with but then she was under a lot of pressure to keep it off," said neighbour Jane Price, 52.

"I don't think I'd seen her for about three years. It's such a shame because she has so much to live for at her age. I know her mother and stepfather are both ill so it has been a very difficult time for them all. You have got to feel sorry for someone who has not set foot outside their home for so long."

She said a large team of workmen had arrived at the teenager's home the day before she was freed to plan the extraction. Neighbours had noticed food staff coming and going, with everything from burgers to an array of Indian and other takeaways delivered on a regular basis.

Jason O'Sullivan, 18, another neighbour, said he had only ever seen the teenager once in the time he had lived in the area. He said: "Yeah, can't say I know her because she was never outside. It must be terrible being inside all the time. It's just mad getting into that state."

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2:24pm Fri 25 May 12

squiblet says...

whoever was taking her the vast quantities of food required to get to that weight should be facing criminal charges.What the hell is wrong with people.Perhaps she and her family should volunteer to work in Oxfam famine camps and develop some perspective
whoever was taking her the vast quantities of food required to get to that weight should be facing criminal charges.What the hell is wrong with people.Perhaps she and her family should volunteer to work in Oxfam famine camps and develop some perspective squiblet
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2:27pm Fri 25 May 12

squiblet says...

How could she afford to be living on vast amounts of takeaways.Whoever was giving her the food should be facing criminal charges.What the hell is wrong with people.Perhaps if she survives, she and her family should volunteer to work in Oxfam famine camps and develop some perspective on life.And no, I don't have much sympathy....
How could she afford to be living on vast amounts of takeaways.Whoever was giving her the food should be facing criminal charges.What the hell is wrong with people.Perhaps if she survives, she and her family should volunteer to work in Oxfam famine camps and develop some perspective on life.And no, I don't have much sympathy.... squiblet
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2:55pm Fri 25 May 12

Shoong says...

Disgusting waste of space, I would have just boarded the house up. With a lot of salad.
Disgusting waste of space, I would have just boarded the house up. With a lot of salad. Shoong
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3:16pm Fri 25 May 12

gormo8 says...

Unbelievable..
Unbelievable.. gormo8
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6:34pm Fri 25 May 12

mouthalmighty says...

You nasty lot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I can guarantee she was not happy and probably felt life was not worth living. It isnot ignorance nor is it greed. Hopelessness is a hard concept to live with. N
You nasty lot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I can guarantee she was not happy and probably felt life was not worth living. It isnot ignorance nor is it greed. Hopelessness is a hard concept to live with. N mouthalmighty
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7:49pm Fri 25 May 12

Karlar says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
You nasty lot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I can guarantee she was not happy and probably felt life was not worth living. It isnot ignorance nor is it greed. Hopelessness is a hard concept to live with. N
Please explain what you really mean. If it's not ignorance nor greed what the hell is it, a cry for help? There are plenty of ways in making that call which don't involve binge eating. A pen and paper would be a start.
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: You nasty lot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I can guarantee she was not happy and probably felt life was not worth living. It isnot ignorance nor is it greed. Hopelessness is a hard concept to live with. N[/p][/quote]Please explain what you really mean. If it's not ignorance nor greed what the hell is it, a cry for help? There are plenty of ways in making that call which don't involve binge eating. A pen and paper would be a start. Karlar
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9:48pm Fri 25 May 12

kazza76 says...

omg you vile disgusting people, for a person to get to that size is clearly more than greed its a mental health issue and why in gods name have the health department not given her a gastric bypass. I have recently had a bypass done and have lost 5 stone in 14 weeks. For someone to be 60+ stone they are being fed by someone as she clearly cannot get out herself.
omg you vile disgusting people, for a person to get to that size is clearly more than greed its a mental health issue and why in gods name have the health department not given her a gastric bypass. I have recently had a bypass done and have lost 5 stone in 14 weeks. For someone to be 60+ stone they are being fed by someone as she clearly cannot get out herself. kazza76
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10:19pm Fri 25 May 12

mouthalmighty says...

Karlar you are an ignorant horrible I'll informed person. It is not always easy to ask for help. And sometimes when you ask for help it is often given in a way that criticises and degrades you. Not helpful If you are already feeling like s**t. Helping people to work through their problems and helping them to find solutions is s better way, but sadly this can takes years and the authorities will only fund 6 weeks or so. This problem is serious and affects many. And I'll say it again, helplessness is not easy to fix. This young lady is just that. Young. And probably very frightened.
Karlar you are an ignorant horrible I'll informed person. It is not always easy to ask for help. And sometimes when you ask for help it is often given in a way that criticises and degrades you. Not helpful If you are already feeling like s**t. Helping people to work through their problems and helping them to find solutions is s better way, but sadly this can takes years and the authorities will only fund 6 weeks or so. This problem is serious and affects many. And I'll say it again, helplessness is not easy to fix. This young lady is just that. Young. And probably very frightened. mouthalmighty
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5:47pm Sat 26 May 12

Karlar says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
Karlar you are an ignorant horrible I'll informed person. It is not always easy to ask for help. And sometimes when you ask for help it is often given in a way that criticises and degrades you. Not helpful If you are already feeling like s**t. Helping people to work through their problems and helping them to find solutions is s better way, but sadly this can takes years and the authorities will only fund 6 weeks or so. This problem is serious and affects many. And I'll say it again, helplessness is not easy to fix. This young lady is just that. Young. And probably very frightened.
It's pretty obvious this young lady has had a damned sight more help than many people who have illnesses for which they have played no part in bringing them upon themselves. What was her mother doing feeding are letting her have access to meal after meal of junk food? It seems there are many more "horrible and ill informed people" who go around making excuses for and shunting the blame away from the real causes and culprits of such problems.
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: Karlar you are an ignorant horrible I'll informed person. It is not always easy to ask for help. And sometimes when you ask for help it is often given in a way that criticises and degrades you. Not helpful If you are already feeling like s**t. Helping people to work through their problems and helping them to find solutions is s better way, but sadly this can takes years and the authorities will only fund 6 weeks or so. This problem is serious and affects many. And I'll say it again, helplessness is not easy to fix. This young lady is just that. Young. And probably very frightened.[/p][/quote]It's pretty obvious this young lady has had a damned sight more help than many people who have illnesses for which they have played no part in bringing them upon themselves. What was her mother doing feeding are letting her have access to meal after meal of junk food? It seems there are many more "horrible and ill informed people" who go around making excuses for and shunting the blame away from the real causes and culprits of such problems. Karlar
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5:58pm Sat 26 May 12

Karlar says...

Funny how these situations are always the fault of someone else, never those nearer home?
"Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size." - so she obviously knew all about how to get her weight down and why. It seems to me the young lady has had a damned sight more help than others of a similar age who have problems or health conditions in which they played no part in suffering, and yet have been left to fend for themselves. There clearly are many more "ignorant and horrible ill informed persons" who allowed this to happen - what were her mother and others doing feeding her meal after meal of junk food?
Funny how these situations are always the fault of someone else, never those nearer home? "Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size." - so she obviously knew all about how to get her weight down and why. It seems to me the young lady has had a damned sight more help than others of a similar age who have problems or health conditions in which they played no part in suffering, and yet have been left to fend for themselves. There clearly are many more "ignorant and horrible ill informed persons" who allowed this to happen - what were her mother and others doing feeding her meal after meal of junk food? Karlar
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6:04pm Sat 26 May 12

Karlar says...

Funny how someone else is always to blame for these situations? It’s never the fault of those nearer home.
"Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size." - so she obviously knew all about how to get her weight down, why and revelled in it apparently. This young lady has had a damned sight more help than others of a similar who through no fault of theirs have very serious (life threatening) problems or health conditions, and yet have been left to fend for themselves. There clearly are many more "ignorant and horrible ill informed persons" who allowed this to happen - what were her mother and others doing feeding her meal after meal of junk food? Didn’t the young lady learn anything whilst she was being feted as a minor weight loosing celebrity?
Funny how someone else is always to blame for these situations? It’s never the fault of those nearer home. "Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size." - so she obviously knew all about how to get her weight down, why and revelled in it apparently. This young lady has had a damned sight more help than others of a similar who through no fault of theirs have very serious (life threatening) problems or health conditions, and yet have been left to fend for themselves. There clearly are many more "ignorant and horrible ill informed persons" who allowed this to happen - what were her mother and others doing feeding her meal after meal of junk food? Didn’t the young lady learn anything whilst she was being feted as a minor weight loosing celebrity? Karlar
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