In the three hairy it has been a struggle for the 22-year-old Ruby Hill from New Zealand to stay alive.
Often she gets compliments about how thin she had become, and how well she looks. But it is not with her good will that she is thin.
the Truth is that Ruby Hill is suffering from a rare disease that slow beats her to death by starving her. It writes the New Zealand Herald, who has interviewed the young girl.
the Disease is called gastroparesis, and it paralyzes the stomach so it can be almost impossible to keep food and liquid down.
It has been done, to the young woman now weighs scary 42 pounds.
No food may be key in the underweight woman's body. Photo: Private/GiveALittle
She relies on a tube that keeps her alive, but even that can't save her from sultedøden.
indeed, There is no cure for the disease and few doctors have heard of the disease.
She discovered the disease when she was 19 years old and started to train to become a pilot. She lived healthy and took good care of himself and his body, but one day as she sat and ate lunch, she could suddenly not keep the food down longer.
It resulted in a trip to the hospital, where the doctors suspected her of having appendicitis. After a ride on the operating table she got both removed appendectomy and a cyst that was sitting on her womb.
But after the operation, the continued pain for several months.
- I suffered great pain, and I threw everything up. It was just what it was. Everything came up, she tells the New Zealand Herald.
Ruby Hill took several times back to the hospital to complain, but each time she was sent home without being tested.
In the nine months she went from doctor to doctor before finally succeeded to find out, what she failed.
- I can't eat what I want. Food makes me sick. I will have to drain my stomach of the acid with a tube, just for that I may be less queasy.
She relies on tube feeding, but even that may not be to save her from the grisly fate. Photo: Private
She was told that there is no cure for the disease, and that doctors are uncertain how long she will survive.
- My heart shattered when I heard the word 'incurable'. I didn't know how I would live with it here, and they (the doctors, red.) had some answers to give me. It was devastating.
Before his operation weighted Ruby Hill 72 kilos. shortly after weighed she is 50 pounds, and since she's come all the way down to 42 kg.
To the Daily Mirror Australia has the woman told that she is now discharged from the hospital, because there is no more they can do for her.
Ruby Hill is now in the process of collecting money for a treatment with medical cannabis. She has already collected 20,000 dollars, equivalent to about 130.000 dollars into his treatment on the website GiveALittle.
She hopes to be able to get the treatment in Canada, since they have a more relaxed relationship with medical cannabis than New Zealand.