Eugene, Ore. (CBS SEATTLE) — A woman weighing 900 pounds left her bedroom for the first time in two years on Tuesday, with a large community effort now allowing her to seek physical therapy.
Sharon Hall-Dodson says she can now work on losing weight with the right equipment after a six-month effort by workers from several state agencies, KPTV reports. Health care workers, contractors and firefighters all volunteered time to remove a section of her bedroom wall and move Hall-Dodson to her living room.
Hall-Dodson has not been outside of her home for years, and now she will be able to use appropriate physical therapy equipment in her living room instead of moving to an expensive, skilled nursing facility.
“The crews and everybody have been so wonderful. They have all gone over and above, and it’s made it a lot easier,” Hall-Dobson told KPTV.
Hall-Dodson expressed her commitment to losing weight and improving her health after the sustained effort from the state agencies and local volunteers.
“She wants to stay in a safe living environment and we made her home safe by all coming together in the community as a partnership,” said Sherry Nutter, Trillium Community Health Plan nurse care coordinator, told KEZI-TV.
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