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    This is insane!

    480-pound woman dies after six years on couch
    By Pat Moore

    Thursday, August 12, 2004

    She lived in filth, so large she couldn't move from her sofa, even to use the bathroom.

    Early Wednesday, still fused to the couch, Gayle Laverne Grinds died following a six-hour effort by rescue workers who struggled to lift the 480-pound woman and get her to a Martin County hospital.

    Unable to separate the skin of the 39-year-old woman from her sofa, 12 Martin County Fire-Rescue workers slid both onto a trailer and hauled her behind a pickup to Martin Memorial Hospital South. She died a short time later.



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    I saw the video on the news yesterday, to bad she died, she was still young.

    The sad part is that they try to help her improve on her living conditions and then she dies the same day.

    Sal.

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    Wow. That's crazy. I feel bad for her and the man that loved her and couldn't help her. It's very sad.

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    I thought she was 600 pounds.

    Kind of sad though. But the blame should be on the family. Someone had to feed her so that means someone had to see the condition she was in.

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    DAMN

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    How sad, it said her sister died. She probably gained most of that weight following a severe depression. Heartbreaking :0(

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    Makes you wonder about everyone around her. You'd think someone would have done something a long time ago. When a person can't move because of their weight, that surely seems like a red flag waving to me.

    The people who were bringing food to her should have done something to help her long ago. This is so sad, the poor woman must have been in tremendous pain, physically and mentally. It really makes you wonder what's wrong with people today...

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