Once the heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed passes away

Once the heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed passes away

Once the heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed passes away

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who had been undergoing treatment for weight loss, passed away in Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital.

September 11, 2017: In this photo released by Burjeel Hospital, Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian once known as the "world's heaviest woman" receives a piece of cake from Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil during her 37th birthday party at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. She passed away at4:35 AMM on Sunday morning at Burjeel Hospital in UAE's Abu Dhabi.

Her sister Saimaa Selim said that she wanted to get down to just 15 stone, with the help of doctors. She now weighs less than 204 kg.

"Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family", read a statement issued by the hospital where she died.

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The Egyptian was bedridden for more than two decades and could not support her own weight standing up.

Dr. Lakdawala created a blog, Save Eman, with her family to document her recovery.

Her sister Shaima had learnt about Mumbai-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala and his expertise in bariatric surgeries and approached him for help early this year.

After 17 years of her age, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty did not step out of the house. "We are happy that we did bring her weight down", he had said in response to the family's charges. Marred by the controversy over her medical treatment, Eman was shifted to Abu Dhabhi for further medical treatment. "She was infected with a very aggressive kind of bacteria", said Dr Neehad Khawala, head of intensive care unit at Burjeel Hospital. "We would have definitely lost her without operating as she was very sick". That forced her to remain in a bed for years, and her lack of movement caused her weight to skyrocket.

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