The 36-year-old Iman Ahmad Abdulati is thought to be the fattest woman alive. The Egyptian woman who weighs 500kg has not left her home in 25 years as she cannot move from her bed or even roll over due to her size.
She relies on family members to perform tasks like eating, changing clothes, cleaning and relieving herself. Iman had been dealing with weight issues since birth. When she was born, she weighed 5kg and was diagnosed with elephantiasis – a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in a person’s limbs and arms.
At 11, she was too fat for her body to carry so she got around by crawling. She eventually dropped out of primary school and soon after, suffered a cerebral stroke which left her bedridden and made her conditions worse.
Since then, she had remained in her room, totally immobile and unable to do anything but lie in desperation as her weight continued to balloon. Her family is now appealing to the Egyptian government for help.