After quitting show, My 600-lb Life participant crowdsources money for her weight loss surgery
Schenee Murray was given a 1200 calories-a-day weight diet but she ended up gaining 47 lbs instead and quit the show
My 600-lb Life star Schenee Murry decided to quit the show and is now crowdsourcing in order to raise money for her weight loss surgery. The 28-year-old chose to get the weight loss surgery with the help of the TLC show after she started weighing in at 665 lbs.On the episode which aired on April 4, she shared, "My weight is ruining my life. I feel like it’s suffocating me. I feel like a burden to [her husband Freddy], I feel like a burden to my family, I feel like a burden to everyone in my life."
However, this did not stop her from calling it quits.
Bariatric surgeon Dr Younan Nowzaradan had given Murry a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet which he hoped would help her lose 30 lbs in a month easily and start the psychotherapy to dive deeper into her traumatic past which resulted in her massive weight gain.
After many doctor's visits and weigh-ins over a span of four months, she gained 47 lbs and was reluctant to go to therapy.
"The reality is, to gain weight like you did, you still have to be eating over 10,000 calories a day. You’re still eating whatever you want whenever you want. I don’t think you’re grasping how dangerous your health situation is, Schenee. With all the health issues you’ve got, you may not make it to 30," Dr Younan told Murry. She was given many chances to lose weight and change her diet which she did not do and eventually decided to quit the show and block all of the doctor's calls.
Murry now claims she was not gaining any advantage on the show and the makers were jut using her to increase
Murry now claims that the show falsely edited her story and resorted to starting a GoFundMe page in the hope to raise money for her weight loss surgery.
“I am asking for donations so that I can seek the help that I need and spread my TRUE story," Murry wrote on that page.
After seven days of being on the page, she raised $75 of the $50,000 she has requested.