Model with terminal illness triples her weight in three years to become the world's heaviest woman

The 26-year-old from Portugal has cirrhosis of the liver caused by a build-up of excessive iron from blood transfusions which she had to take after being born with thalassaemia


                            Model with terminal illness triples her weight in three years to become the world's heaviest woman

Lilith the Cenobite was diagnosed with terminal hepatic encephalopathy in 2015. It is a complication of cirrhosis of the liver which is mainly caused by a build-up of excessive iron from blood transfusions.

Lilith was born with thalassaemia, a blood disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin production which requires regular transfusions. After several years of treatment, the 26-year-old from Azores, Portugal was told she had developed the aforementioned terminal complication.

Disillusioned with the terminal diagnosis and the health scares that followed, Lillith adopted a fatalistic attitude and changed her way of thinking about food, allowing herself to indulge inordinately. The embattled woman soon discovered a "feedism" community online, which is linked to a sexual fetish for weight gain, Daily Star reports.


 
 
 
 
 
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Lilith has put on 21st 6lbs, going from 8st to her current weight of 29st 10lbs since becoming involved with the group three years ago. She now aims to become the heaviest living woman and heaviest woman ever in the Guinness Book of World Records.

She explained: “If you're a feedee, it's a fetish involving eating, stuffing, and gaining weight. If you're a feeder, it's a fetish around feeding someone, stuffing them and helping them gain weight. I literally don't eat anything at all unless it is provided to me by a feeder. I grew up homeless so food was hard to come by. If someone ever fed me, it was done out of love. I also spent most my life with anorexia, food was this great big forbidden thing that existed just to torment me.

"So a few years ago when I found out I was terminal, I decided to indulge in my guilty little secret and eat as much as I possibly could. I want to gain, break records and leave behind something historic. My weight gain, weight loss, and weight stagnation are all beyond my control.”


 
 
 
 
 
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That said, thalassemia is an inherited condition that affects hemoglobin in the blood. The excess iron in the body due to numerous transfusions can cause severe complications with the heart, liver, and hormones if left unchecked.

The current record for the heaviest living woman is 45st 13lbs. The heaviest woman ever weighed a staggering 85st. While several users online have criticized her approach to life, Lilith has hit back at all of them in her quest to make history.


 
 
 
 
 
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“You can't use my health as a reason, because I'm dying in a few years anyway," she revealed. "You can't use state assistance as a reason because I'm not on it.”

Lilith added: “You can't use my looks as a reason because I'm seen as a goddess to loads of people out there. So there are no valid reasons to complain, just admit you don't like fat people. A lot more people are into BBW (Big Beautiful Women) and SSBBW (Super-Sized Big Beautiful Women) than you think. Most just keep it to themselves. There are millions out there who'd love to look like you, or date you."