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Maria 3 Months Old
Transcript of Maria 3 Months Old
She is a 14 year old girl whose weight has spun out of control because of bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. She is now realizing her health condition and how serious this problem is. Maria wants to change her lifesytle to no longer be a part of the 1 in 3 kids in America who are obese. Weight loss surgery is her only option---and she is still just a kid.
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Maria 14 Years Old
"Doctors have told me that if I keep gaining weight I won't see 18, and that has terrified me, I want to live. I want to do so many things, and I knew this was my only option to do them." said Maria Capringo about her weight loss surgery.
"I am a junk-food person and because I am a couch potato, I don't like to get off the couch."
"I get self-concious," she admitted. "I don't like to go to crowded places -- like if a mall is crowded, I'll sit in the car."
"I want to be able to go into a normal store and buy something and be able to wear it. I want to be able to run. I haven't been able to run since I was 5 years old. I want to be able to wear a bathing suit without feeling embarrassed."
"Her BMI (Body Mass Index), which is a measurement we use to determine how obese someone is, put her in the highest risk category. Not just morbidly obese but two categories higher than that," Dr. Nadler, her weight loss surgeon, said.
"I just want to be normal."
Average 4 Year Old weight is
around 40 Pounds
Average 7 Year Old weight
is around 55 Pounds
Average 9 year old weight is
around 65 Pounds
Average 14 year old weight is
around 110 pounds
She now has lost around 150 pounds since her weight loss surgery and is trying to spread the word of childhood obesity.
Pictures are from Anderson Cooper 360
Information is from the CNN website