VIDEO: 700-Pound Woman Gets Help After Issuing Public Plea On Local News
A 700-pound Texas woman was rescued from her trailer home after pleading for help on her local news broadcast.
Help arrived for 700-pound Karen Ferguson on Tuesday after her story aired on CBS 11 News in Dallas/Fort Worth Monday night. On the segment, Ferguson explained that due to her size, she could not leave to get the medical help she required.
White Settlement Rehabilitation Clinic in Texas got on the case, and an ambulance crew came to take Ferguson to a clinic Tuesday.
In order to remove her from her home, crews took apart a banister on her handicap ramp and brought in a special stretcher that holds 1,800 pounds. It was the first time in a year Ferguson had been outside. (Click here to watch the rescue mission)
Ferguson said she had asked nursing homes for help but they turned her down because of questions about her Medicare coverage. Watch her story below: