Every day the fat woman dies a series of small deaths.
~ Shelley Bovery
Donna Simpson wears a size 7XL, her waist measures 85 inches, she needs a motor scooter to get around and can barely walk 20 feet before becoming too fatigued to continue. She is a 42 year old mother of two children, ages 3 and 14, from New Jersey, who's goal is to go from 600 pounds to 1,000 pounds in two years.
She has said she wants to be the world's fattest woman. She already holds the Guiness World Record as the World's Fattest Mother, and needed 30 people to assist in the delivery of her daughter. At one time, she was quoted as saying, 'I'd love to be 1,000 pounds. It might be hard though. Running after my daughter keeps my weight down.'
While adding an extra 400 pounds is a feat in and of itself - she will try to eat 12,000 calories a day, it does not come cheap. But don't fret, Simpson models on a website where admirers and the curious can pay to watch videos of her eating greasy foods or walking to her car.
She spends as much as $750 on groceries, suffers from Type 2 diabetes and struggles with basic tasks such as cooking and taking a shower. She dismisses critics who warn that her weight can lead to heart problems, aggravate her diabetes and cause pressure to her joints. She has confessed that she is as hungry for attention, as she is for calorie laden food.
Clearly, there are many things wrong with this story, however, what bothers me the most is the waste of life. Whatever her reasons, or motivations she is throwing it away - while others fight to live, she is willingly walking into her grave. In the words of Robert Cody, "Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."