Teenager Georgia Davis weighs 462 pounds, has type 2 diabetes and can barely walk.
At 5 feet 6 inches tall, the 15-year-old said she eats more than 13,000 calories a day.
In September, Georgia will fly to North Carolina to enroll in Wellspring Academy, a school that specializes in fitness and weight loss. Doctors say if she does not lose weight, she will die.
“It’s like a drug," Davis said. "Some people choose heroin but I’ve chosen food and it’s killing me.”
Davis was encouraged to try the program in North Carolina because her doctors believe she is too young for weight-loss medication or gastric bypass surgery.
Davis said she turned to food for comfort after her father died from emphysema.
In an average day, she eats several processed ready-made meals, several sandwiches, peanuts, sausages, chips, chocolate and chunks of cheese — washed down with bottles of Coke or milk.
“I can’t even walk more than a few steps without getting out of breath and a few months ago I developed type 2 diabetes," she said. "When I look in the mirror, I feel sad and go to my bedroom and cry."