Discover the incredible journey of a My 600lb Life star fighting flesh-eating bacteria. Inspirational transformation
My 600lb Life star, Charity Pierce, has undergone a remarkable transformation, shedding over 28 stone (400lbs). When she first featured on the TLC show, she weighed over 57 stone (almost 800lbs) and was battling flesh-eating bacteria, making her virtually unrecognizable today.
At 47 years old, Charity found herself reliant on her family for even the simplest daily activities, battling depression to the point where she openly admitted she’d “rather die than live this way”.
Guided by Dr. Nowzaradan and supported by gastric bypass surgery, this TV personality embarked on an incredible journey, shedding over 400 pounds and reaching a weight of just 29 stone. During her remarkable transformation, Charity also underwent procedures to remove excess skin and had a massive 20lb tumor removed from her body.
After her appearance on My 600lb Life, Charity continued her weight loss journey, shedding an additional eight stone (113 pounds). However, she faced a challenging moment when diagnosed with kidney cancer in March 2020.
She shared her struggle on Facebook, expressing her fear due to her mother’s history of brain cancer. She said: “I found out at Christmas time that I have kidney cancer. It devastated me [because] my mom passed away from brain cancer. The next step was to get my kidney removed as soon as possible before it had a chance to spread to other organs in my body. So on March 2 my kidney was removed.”