Obese girl, 12, with rare condition that makes her feel like she's constantly starving denied life-saving surgery by health insurer because she's 'too young'

December 28, 2013 10:06 AM

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Obese girl, 12, with rare condition that makes her feel like she's constantly starving denied life-saving surgery by health insurer because she's 'too young'

One 12-year-old girl from Texas had brain tumor surgery that caused her to become obese and she may die if she doesn't undergo an immediate medical procedure.

Alexis Shapiro is 4 foot 7 and weighs almost 200 pounds. Alexis feels like she is constantly starving due to the fact that her surgery to remove a benign tumor caused damage to her hypothalamus, instigating the development of hypothalamic obesity.

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