Without a doubt, this inspirational story touched the hearts of people from all around the world. Mayra Rosales once weighed more than 1,000 pounds and was facing the possibility of a death sentence, not just from obesity but for the murder of her 2-year-old nephew.
A 70-stone woman once dubbed the ‘half-ton killer, has lost nearly 80% of her bodyweight after undergoing 11 operations aimed at helping her shed the pounds.
Today, the 35-year-old from Texas, who used to be one of the heaviest women in the world.
“I have lost over 800 pounds,” Rosales said. “I don’t even know how I survived that. It’s a miracle of God. I really was dying. I used to take up a whole king-size bed,” she said. “I couldn’t even stand up on my feet. My legs couldn’t hold my weight.”
She tried to protect her sister Jamie by taking the blame for the death of her nephew Eliseo in 2008.
“I tried to protect my sister, and I was already dying so I didn’t see … like I was doing [something] wrong,” Mayra said. “I was already giving up in life, and the way I saw it when they began saying I was going to get capital murder charges, I really saw it like they were doing me a favor.”
Mayra Rosales decided in 2011 to shed the pounds to be able to take proper care of her sister’s other children.
Today, after losing 800 pounds, she’s a real proof that we can do anything if we set our mind on it. Learn more about Mayra’s life story in the video below: