We first met Miranda Grey-Taufa in June 2000 when she made a brave look in a documentary giving viewers an intimate take a look at her physique and her life as an overweight individual. Now 6 years on, Miranda is again. Weighing 259kgs, she’s Nonetheless Massive, nonetheless battling….. however hoping to be reworked by a life saving operation.
Miranda depends on her daughters to look after her — to assist her rest room, tub, gown and journey. However Miranda’s daughters are rising up, turning into youngsters and eager to stay their very own lives.
Miranda is determined to have an apronectomy at Waikato Hospital, during which surgeons would take away a 50kg flab that hangs right down to Miranda’s knees and which makes strolling troublesome. With the 50 kg flab eliminated Miranda can be extra cellular and capable of look after her self, however at Miranda’s measurement, it is a dangerous operation. Miranda pleads with the surgeon “It is a win win state of affairs for me — if I’ve the surgical procedure my daughters can be free and if I die through the surgical procedure my daughters might be free”.
We be a part of Miranda for a yr — a catalytic yr of desperation to drop pounds, youngsters rising up, boyfriends, teenage being pregnant, and the demise of Sharon an expensive pal and companion within the weight problems battle. A yr of wrestle, willpower and braveness.
Miranda’s uncooked honesty provides a really intimate perception into a really complicated illness — weight problems.