1,000 Pound Woman Loses Half Her Weight: “I Just Want To Be Free”

catrina1Catrina Raiford tipped the scales at 955 pounds and was bed-bound for five years, until she had her home bulldozed to free her from her bed after suffering breathing difficulties.

She had always had problems with her weight, following years of sexual abuse as a child, Catrina found comfort in sweet, sugary snacks and secret eating.catrina14

By the age of 12, Catrina was so big that her mother had to start making her clothes as shops did not stock sizes large enough to fit her.