Alexis Shapiro was morbidly obese but starving at age 12 when her story was first told by NBC News. Her mother describes how their lives have changed for the better.
The parents of a Texas girl fighting medically induced obesity fear others with adrenal insufficiency won’t get the right treatment in emergencies.
A Texas girl, 50 pounds lighter after obesity surgery, returned Monday to school, where a nurse stood ready with emergency medicine and a needle.
Alexis Shapiro, a 12-year-old Texas girl who fought for obesity surgery to correct a rare problem, has lost 33 pounds and is "on track," doctors say.
A 12-year-old Texas girl who had weight-loss surgery to correct a rare metabolic problem is back home, slimmer and healthier, but also much happier.
A week after long-awaited obesity surgery, a Texas girl with a rare metabolic problem is out of the hospital and already meeting critical health milestones.
A Texas girl whose medically induced obesity drew international support and interest was recovering Friday after doctors had to change plans mid-surgery.
Doctors operating on Alexis Shapiro, a Texas girl suffering from rare medically induced obesity, had to switch plans mid-surgery Friday.
Alexis Shapiro, 12, of Cibolo, Texas, is undergoing life-changing weight-loss surgery at a Cincinnati children's hospital today.
The 12-year-old will have weight-loss surgery covered by the U.S. government's military insurance plan, her mother said Friday.
A 12-year-old Texas girl with uncontrollable obesity will undergo rare weight-loss surgery on Friday.
U.S. military health insurance officials are thinking twice about denying weight-loss surgery to a Texas girl with a rare medical condition.
A 12-year-old Texas girl who became morbidly obese after a rare illness triggered by brain surgery could get a potentially life-saving operation by February.