910 Pound Woman Rescued From Her Apartment By FDNY

New York firefighters rescued a 910 pound woman from the
window of her second story apartment in East Harlem after discovering
she was too big to fit through her front door.
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City
paramedics arrived at the apartment of Marie Bowman, 70, on 111th Street
around 1.15pm Friday and quickly realized that she was too large to fit
through the front door of the dwelling.
The
emergency workers were able to treat the retiree but they called in the
firefighters so she could be removed from the apartment, which she
hadn’t left in almost a year, using a crane and net.
After
being taken to hospital. Bowman tearfully told that New York Post that
she felt like part of a ‘three-ring circus’ during the embarrassing
event and now wants to lose the weight.
The
FDNY workers performed a ‘high angle operation’ in order to secure
the ‘larger patient’ and take her from the building safely after
removing a window, the New York Daily News reported. 
A large net was placed around her body and she was lowered into an ambulance below.  
Witnesses who saw the massive rescue operation estimated Bowman’s weight to be 800lb, though she is actually 910lb.
‘I had
grown too big. And that was frightening, because you don’t think, never
once, that I wouldn’t be able to get through my door,’ she told the New York Post from her hospital bed on Saturday.
‘This is my life, not a show. I want to live. I’m here in the hospital because I want to live,’ she said.
She said
she felt like a spectacle when she was lowered to the ground by the
crane and netting in front of a crowd that gathered. 
Bowman said that she last left the apartment in September 2014 before losing her ability to walk, according to the Post.
She was helped by daily visits from aides as her weight ballooned before calling 911 on Friday.
Doctors
said Bowman suffers from lymphedema, where damage to the lymphatic
system causes fluid to build up in cells such as fat cells and cause
swelling.
She also
told the Post that she has suffered numerous tragic events in her life,
including two failed marriages and the death of her mother, grandmother
and son within a roughly two year period between 1999 and 2001.
Her son
and only child had been a security guard at the World Trade Center but
was not working on September 11 however he was killed in a motorcycle
accident a month later aged 19.
Bowman says that she hopes with help from doctors she will be able to walk again. 
Marie is in our prayers.

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