Tanishia Cleveland’s My 600-LB Life story is one of the most heartbreaking in this show’s five years, and now viewers are hoping to see pictures of her progress after an attempt at life-saving surgery.
Like many of the people who appear on the TLC reality show, Tanisha came from a very troubled upbringing. She was molested as a child, and her own mother struggled with extreme obesity which led Tanisha to become a caretaker at an early age.
As Monsters and Critics noted, the situation weighed on Tanisha.
“Tanisha, from Silsbee, Texas, grew up as the caretaker of her drug-addicted and obese mother. Her childhood was fraught with danger as her addled mother brought strange men into the home, putting her daughter at extreme risk.
“This neglect led Tanisha to constantly over-eat, which gave her the only feeling of safety and security that she knew of in her toxic home life.”