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Community works together to move 900-pound woman from bedroom

Credit: KPTV

Credit: KPTV

EUGENE, Ore. — A woman who weighs 900 pounds left her bedroom for the first time in two years Tuesday, and it was all made possible by a community effort.

Sharon Hall-Dodson says she wants to work on improving her health, but she hasn’t been able to do that while stuck in her bedroom.

For the past six months healthcare workers have been crafting a plan to move her to her living room. To make that happen, crews had to remove a chunk of her bedroom wall.

Hall-Dodson says she’ll work on losing weight with proper equipment rather than having to move to an expensive skilled nursing facility.

“The crews and everybody have been so wonderful. They have all gone over and above, and it’s made it a lot easier,” said Hall-Dobson.

Several state agencies pitched in to help, including contractors and firefighters who volunteered their time.

A Eugene health plan coordinator says it will help to have Hall-Dodson working on getting healthy in a safe and comfortable living environment.

Source: CNN/KPTV

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12 comments

  • Zombiekiller

    Good for her! Should do a follow up in a year and see if she losses or hits the 1/2 ton mark.

  • bella 07

    I feel for this woman.I am glad she is ready do do something good for herself.I wish her the best!

    • truuf

      really? she’s the result of the choice(s) she’s made in life. obviously, she chose poorly. She is no victim.

  • Iama Retiree

    Nice going, Dori ! You are not too smart a female. You forgot one little minor detail …. the internet will get you everytime …… dixietoodles – ROFLMAO !

  • GS

    8:13am, is when this comment was posted. FaithC was in a meeting with 6 people so I know it was not her. Jethro or whatever you post as now, your obsession with this woman is funny. You are like a love struck teen. lol

    • FaithC

      Yeah, I was in the meeting, but I was leaving this comment on my phone. You think I’m gonna miss a chance to comment on a fox8 story because of a meeting?!

      • bobyvan

        Man, anyone who’s paid attention can tell that FaithC didn’t post this or the other comment. It might make a little sense if you actually know her. Regardless, continuing to mock her and post in her name are major jerk moves! I hope, for the sake of those that know you, that you’re not like this in real life.

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