Sharon Hall-Dodson, who weighs 900 pounds, left her bedroom for the first time in two years this week in Eugene, Oregon.
Local health care workers, contractors and firefighters volunteered to remove a section of Hall-Dodson's bedroom wall, move the obese woman outside and then back into her living room so that she can use her physical therapy equipment (video below).
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The home workouts were the only option besides moving Hall-Dodson to an expensive nursing facility. Hall-Dodson is hopeful that someday she will be able to walk again.
“The crews and everybody have been so wonderful," Hall-Dobson told CBS Seattle. "They have all gone over and above, and it’s made it a lot easier."
The community effort was six months in the making.
“She wants to stay in a safe living environment and we made her home safe by all coming together in the community as a partnership,” Sherry Nutter, a health plan nurse care coordinator, told KEZI-TV.