Obese girl, 13, who underwent life-saving gastric surgery, shows off her astonishing weight loss in new photos after shedding 60 POUNDS in eight months

December 13, 2014 9:36 PM

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Obese girl, 13, who underwent life-saving gastric surgery, shows off her astonishing weight loss in new photos after shedding 60 POUNDS in eight months

But after undergoing a complex surgical procedure to reduce the size of her stomach, she is now happily on the road to recovery - and is, according to her mother, looking and feeling healthy for the first time in years.

Alexis' condition was first brought to light in 2011, after her insurance company denied her parents' request to allow her to undergo a gastric bypass - which they believed would help her to fight her condition and, ultimately, save her life.

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