KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City mother says she has spent years trying to help her now 11-year-old daughter get to a healthy weight, which has spiked to 400 pounds.
Earlene Johnson said her daughter’s pediatrician referred her to Children’s Mercy Hospital. But, instead of getting help, the mom claims she got “hotlined.”
Johnson said she finds the whole thing insulting. Not only did a doctor at the children’s hospital refuse to help her find the true cause of the weight gain of her daughter, Falica, she was instead told it was her fault.
“We exercise everyday. We’ve been in nutrition classes every since 2007,” Johnson said.
At just 11 years old, Falica is 400 pounds. And it’s a mystery that has even stumped her pediatrician, who Johnson says has tried everything to explain her weight gain.