Dottie Potts – My 600 lb Life Update

Dorothy Perkins aka Dottie Potts from Mississippi appeared on season 4 of My 600 lb Life.  When we met her, the mother of 2 weighed more than 600 pounds.  She had 2 boys, her son Daniel and her son Landon.  Dottie’s husband, Chris Potts also appeared on her episode.  Daniel was born with cerebral palsy and Dottie was separated from his father.

Dottie was motivated to lose weight because she was Daniel’s primary caregiver.  Dottie’s current husband, Chris Potts is Landon’s father.  Chris helped Dottie with the kids in the morning but then he would leave for work.

Dottie Potts My 600 lb Life Young
Dottie Potts My 600 lb Life Young

Dottie worked with Dr. Nowzaradan to try to lose enough weight for skin surgery but her efforts were derailed by a tragedy.

Sadly, Dottie’s son, Daniel Ray Perkins passed away on April 10, 2016.  The following pic shows Dottie visiting Daniel’s gravesite:

Dottie My 600 lb Life Son Daniel Ray Perkins
Dottie My 600 lb Life Son Daniel Ray Perkins

Daniel was born on December 1, 2002, with cerebral palsy (CP) and passed away due to the illness.  CP is a term used to describe a group of disabilities that affect a child’s ability to move due to abnormal brain development, often before birth.  March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and March 25 is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.

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