Monday, January 26, 2015

‘Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids’

“Are you ready to go to teenager college?” Rhoda Ross-Williams asked her 13-year-old daughter. “You really want to leave us?”
“Mm-hmm,” Rachelle said. She had pulled off her pajamas and was sitting on the toilet so her mother could bathe her. At 4-foot-7 and 278 pounds, she could no longer step over the side of the tub to take a shower.
Rhoda soaped a washcloth and began to scrub beneath the folds of her daughter’s skin. “They’ll have all kinds of stuff for you there,” she went on.

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