Prader-Willi Syndrome News
Rare Condition Makes Kids Intensely Hungry 24/7
Hannah Wilkinson and Alexis Shapiro suffer from Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause an insatiable appetite.
Why These Kids Can’t Stop Eating: Life With Prader-Willi Syndrome
Every waking minute of Hannah Wilkinson’s day is filled with intense hunger. “Even if she's just eaten, we can … sit down, have dinner, finish, I can take her plate away, and she'll look at me and say, ‘Mom, I'm hungry,’" Wilkinson’s mother Tonya Wilkinson told ABC News’ “20/20.” Tune in for the
When Your Daughter Can't Stop Eating: Raising a Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Tonya Wilkinson and her family were recent subjects of a ABC’s “20/20″ piece. Tonya’s 14-year-old daughter Hannah was born with a rare condition called Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a chromosomal flaw. Prader-Willi syndrome, which strikes only one in 15,000 people, can cause learning issues, ...
Mom Must Lock Refrigerator for Constantly Hungry Daughter
Tonya Wilkinson's daughter Hannah Wilkinson suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, which affects her appetite.
China 3-Year-Old Weighs 132 Pounds
Lu Hao, a three year old toddler in China, weighed less than six pounds at birth. But he gained weight rapidly, and today tips the scales at an astonishing 132 pounds -- five times the normal size of a child his age. He's also a medical mystery , with doctors in China unable to diagnose just what's
Is Childhood Obesity a Sign of Child Abuse?
A little boy named Lei Lei in China loves to eat and weighs 43 pounds . Unusual, according to the British paper The Daily Mail, because he's only 10 months old. According to China University of Hong Kong, most Chinese boys weigh around 18 pounds at that age. His mother told the paper that he has a
She Can't Stop Eating: Living With Prader-Willi Syndrome a Daily Struggle
Everyone says they have an insatiable appetite . But what if that were literally true? For Kate Kane, food is on her mind "all the time." Kane, 26, feels so hungry that she begs, steals and even eats out of the garbage to get to food. And if someone didn't stop her, the consequences could be
Never Full: The Curse of Prader -Willi
In her heart, Lisa Davis knew something was wrong with her child. A mother of four, she was no stranger to the challenges of childcare. But when her daughter Haley was 18 months old, she says, her behavior stood out as strange. And it seemed to revolve around an obsession with food. "She was
A Little Girl With a Big Appetite and Even Bigger Temper
While Dealing With Terrible Tantrums, Family of Obese 5-Year-Old Seeks Help