250-kilogram Turkish teenager fights for health
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Ayaf has been able to lose eight kilos in 20 days so far at the hospital thanks to a special diet regime. AA PhotoEmel Ayaf, a 19-year-old from the southeastern province of Mardin, has made headlines in Turkey after being taken to hospital weighing a whopping 250 kilograms.
“I have been unable to stand up for four years. I have spent many years living in a single room,” Ayaf said.
Ayaf, who hopes to become a doctor, had already reached 20 kilograms when she was just 12 months old.
Her condition deteriorated this year, and she even had difficulty breathing due to her weight. She was admitted to the İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital in western Turkey almost a month ago.
Ayaf has been able to lose eight kilos in 20 days so far at the hospital thanks to a special diet regime.
“I don’t want to eat so much anymore. I cannot even finish all the dishes that are offered to me at the hospital,” she said.