Think your girlfriend has gained some weight? Think again. 1991 was when Iman Ahmad Abdulati last went outside her parents house in Alexandria, Egypt. Ibrahim Babangida was still the head of state in Nigeria at the time.
Fast forward to 2016, Iman has gained some more weight, measuring 500 kilograms in total. Her mother and other family members live beside her everyday to provide basic help from feeding to rolling her over in bed.
The family is now appealing to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt to come to their daughter’s assistance after she was recently diagnosed with elephantiasis, an infection that causes swelling of limbs and foul smell emanating from infected areas.