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Mum loses 12 stone in a year

A mother who weighed so much doctors told her she would not live to see her son grow up has achieved dramatic weight loss with the help of a gastric band.

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Inspired by doctor's stark warning

A 38-year-old mum of two from Essex managed to lose 12 stone in 12 months after doctors told her she was so fat she wouldn't live to look after her disabled son.

Jane Morgan weighed 28 stone at her heaviest and would binge daily on packets of biscuits and takeaways.

She was shocked into slimming after doctors said she wouldn't live to see her disabled, eight-year-old son Callum become a teenager. Jane had a gastric bypass operation in September 2012 and lost 12 stone.

The former trainer nurse said she was grateful she could now live to see her children grow up.

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