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Monday, May 23, 2005
  Rather than bitching she should be grateful that the capability exists.
Obese woman referred to zoo for MRI - (United Press International): "New York, NY, May. 23 (UPI) -- A 407-pound New York woman claims she is suffering severe pain because her obesity leaves her unable to get proper medical attention.

Jennifer Walters, who is bed-ridden and cannot walk because of excessive weight, told the New York Post because she cannot fit into a magnetic resonance imaging machine, a doctor said she should go to the Bronx Zoo for an X-ray.

'It's humiliating. I was told if elephants and hippos need MRIs, they have the equipment at the Bronx Zoo. It was like I was an animal,' Walters told the Post."
 
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