Friday, August 22, 2014

Mom Gives Her Daughter Tapeworm Pills To Make Her Lose Weight For Beauty Contest

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The story of a Florida pageant mom who fed her teenage daughter tapeworm eggs to help her lose weight for an upcoming beauty competition is narrated by a disgusted nurse in an upcoming episode of Discovery's “Untold Stories of the ER.”

When the girl arrived at the hospital with a bloated stomach and severe pain, the nurses first thought she might be pregnant. An ultrasound didn’t show a baby, but it did show a bizarre growth in her intestines, and a trip to the bathroom revealed a toilet bowl full of wriggly tapeworms.

Nurse Maricar Cabral-Osorio told UPI, “some of the worms were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl.” The girl’s mother turned white as a sheet with guilt written all over her.

According to Cabral-Osorio, "The mom was apologizing to the girl. It’s like ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on to the pageant.”

The mom confessed that she had bought a diet pill of tapeworm eggs in Mexico and forced her daughter to take it.

You can see the show’s reenactment of the scene here, but I can only hope that in real life the mother faced some kind of legal punishment for endangering her daughter.

This is one reason I'm totally against pageants for little girls!

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