Childhood obesity is a problem that doesn’t have an easy fix with the sedentary lifestyle that children have these days. A lot of children’s only exercise is derived from the Wii and Kinect gaming systems.
Earlene Johnson is desperately seeking answers for her daughter, Falicia, who weighs in at 400 pounds at only 11 years old. Johnson lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and insists that her and her daughter exercise daily and have been seeing a nutritionist since 2007. Her pediatrician referred her to her Children’s Mercy Hospital for further treatment, but according to Johnson, they were no help to her either.
In fact, she showed local Fox affiliate channel 4, reports from the hospital’s clinic that showed her daughter was diagnosed with a disorder called “blout.” She also showed interviewers the paperwork showing that her daughters blood sugar and cholesterol were fine.
How is that possible? Why did this happen? But ultimately, is she still responsible for her daughter’s weight gain? Remember Jerri Gray of South Carolina? She was thrown in jail because her 14-year-old son ballooned to 555 pounds. She was held responsible for her son’s weight gain.
Johnsons now has her daughter in a program called “Healthy Hawks” and seeking help with a new hospital. Watch the report first. We’re still trying to give the mom the benefit of the doubt.