Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, dies after multiple organ failure

Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, dies after multiple organ failure

Former world's heaviest woman, Egyptian national Eman Ahmed who was brought to India for life-saving treatment and in May transferred to UAE, passed away on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

The Hindustan Times report quoted officers from the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi as saying that several co-morbidities including heart ailments and kidney dysfunction led to her death.

Eman's family expressed their appreciation for the care and treatment provided to her by Burjeel hospital.

Eman had been admitted at Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi on May 4. But her sister Shaimaa Selim released a video which stated that Ahmed was not doing so well. Al Arabiya notes she turned 37 earlier this month and was permitted to eat ice cream as part of the celebration. She hailed from Egypt and weighed approximately 500 kg.

Before being shifted to Burjeel Hospital, Eman spent 82 days at Saifee Hospital, where she underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure to battle her obesity, and was kept under close observation in a specially-constructed ward. When she left Mumbai her weight was close to 300kg lighter after the treatment. Doctors there told Indian media she weighed roughly 1,100 pounds at the time, prior to emergency Bariatric surgery she underwent in March to dramatically reduced her weight.

The Heavyweight woman from Alexandria left Mumbai hospital with a weight near 300 kgs to pursue further treatment in UAE in May.

At the Dubai hospital, she was to reduce her weight by over 220 pounds in order to fit onto the operating table. Eventually, a doctor in Mumbai took on her case, for free, and managed to fly her in a modified plane that could take her weight. "We would have definitely lost her without operating as she was very sick".

Offered this "new hope", the family and doctors began documenting Abd El Aty's journey on a blog called "Save Eman".

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