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takealookatyourlife:

[Sassy boy on crutches wearing a shirt that reads “SORRY MIND CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE”]
Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Provis had to undergo emergency surgery because of an infection in his knee after a doctor initially told him the pain was possibly caused by his “morbid obesity”.
The infection could have been cured with antibiotics if picked up earlier.
“If it wasn’t treated a nurse said his bones would start breaking,” his mother said
Fatness has dangerous implications for your health because of doctors’ fat discrimination.
Fat does not mean unhealthy.

(link to original story here)
As we know, the abuse and under/misdiagnosis of fat people occurs far too often.
-ATL

takealookatyourlife:

[Sassy boy on crutches wearing a shirt that reads “SORRY MIND CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE”]

Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Provis had to undergo emergency surgery because of an infection in his knee after a doctor initially told him the pain was possibly caused by his “morbid obesity”.

The infection could have been cured with antibiotics if picked up earlier.

“If it wasn’t treated a nurse said his bones would start breaking,” his mother said

Fatness has dangerous implications for your health because of doctors’ fat discrimination.

Fat does not mean unhealthy.

(link to original story here)

As we know, the abuse and under/misdiagnosis of fat people occurs far too often.

-ATL

(via takealookatyourlife)

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  1. blooddrunk-nymphetamine reblogged this from takealookatyourlife
  2. lancerlobo reblogged this from takealookatyourlife and added:
    If he wouldnt have been fat they would have known. #problemsolved
  3. diddy-diddy-death reblogged this from takealookatyourlife and added:
    Absolutely disgusting that this boy and many others like him have to put up with discriminatory dickheads....
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    FUCKING HELL.
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  23. yabamena reblogged this from mythicgeek and added:
    This happens to me on the regular.
  24. mythicgeek reblogged this from penguinfaery and added:
    Fat shaming is bad enough but when it actively prohibits proper medical care…
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