The child eats 10,000 calories a day, she cannot walk or bear physical strain
and his cardiovascular system is at risk.
Seven-year-old Jessica Gaude differs greatly from her pals.
With 222 kilograms, she is the fattest child in the world.
She eats 10,000 calories each day in Coca-Colas, 15 hamburgers with fries and
several kilograms of chocolate. What she eats in one day some children eat in
half a year. Her breakfast consists of white bread, potato chips and two litres
of coke. And she wants more.
When she last visited the doctor four years ago she had 110 kilograms.
Unfortunately, she can no longer run and instead of walking she drags herself on
the floor. Under such bodily weight her bones have already become distorted.
Mother Carolyn gives her daughter whatever the child wants. In the first week
after she was born, when the baby cried because of stomach pains, the mother
calmed her by feeding her with a bottle because she thought the child was
hungry. “I gave her the bottle and she wanted more and more. It was not enough
for her and she was constantly hungry”, Jessica’s mother says.
The doctors warn that the child’s health is already dangerously at risk and
could die if not treated.
Unfortulately, Jessica’s mother does not understand medicine, her child is
prescious to her and continues to feed her sweets.
For the past three weeks we have brought you the story of JESSICA, the
young girl who reached 400 pounds and was forced to get around by rolling
because her morbid obesity made it difficult to not only walk, but even to
But happily, a dramatic transformation has begun for the
bright little girl. "The Insider"'s VICTORIA RECAÑO traveled to Jessica's
hometown just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was hospitalized with
Soon after her hospital stay, Jessica was able to take the
first steps in battling her weight as she headed to a children's hospital in
Virginia. It was there where she successfully lost nearly 300 pounds!
Although significantly smaller and now capable of doing what
other children her age do -- like playing with a hula hoop -- Jessica still
suffers from the ramifications of being overweight for so long.
Jessica gradually became bow-legged as she grew, her legs
unable to withstand the pressure from the extra pounds, resulting in a number of
surgeries to help repair her legs.
Pins and braces were implanted in her legs to help straighten
them and they will most likely be removed in the next few weeks.
VIDEO Jessica Gaude (from February 15, 2007 - English version, unfortunately without end)