The debate related to Amy Slaton’s disability benefits is up again! Even before the TV star appeared on 1000 Lb Sisters, she was pretty popular due to the YouTube account that she ran with her sister. So, people have been curious about her disability for a long, long time, and Amy has to clear the doubts almost every other day. This time, someone spotted a Handicap Parking Pass on the TLC celeb’s car, which stirred up some controversy again. Is Amy’s disability related to her weight? Why is she using social security benefits even after losing weight? Here’s all you need to know about the same.
1000 Lb Sisters: Fans Slam Amy For Using Disability Benefits! What Is The Truth Behind It?
Amy Slaton Halterman’s disability has been in the talks for a long-long time. While the matter of obese people getting social security benefits is still controversial, the Slaton sisters have been caught in debates on the topic for years. In Tammy’s case, she cannot walk by herself and needs the help of others to move around in her wheelchair. However, fans of the TLC show are furious that she barely makes any efforts to improve her health. Amid this, Amy Slaton has been slammed for getting disability benefits and using a Handicap Parking Pass.
This is because, unlike Tammy, Amy can walk around. A Redditor called Amy a scammer and “lazy” in their post. This is because she has a Handicap Parking Pass despite getting bariatric surgery, having a baby, and “bragging how healthy she is all the time”. Within no time, people came to Amy’s defense. They pointed out that she has a parking pass and gets disability benefits because she is partly blind. Besides, others pointed out that the Handicap Parking Pass could also be for Tammy because she cannot walk by herself.
1000 Lb Sisters: Amy Might Become Fully Blind In 2022?
Multiple times in the past, Amy Slaton Halterman has clarified that she gets disability benefits for being partially blind and not for her obesity. Back in 2015, she uploaded a video on her YouTube channel discussing why she got social security benefits. Well, she explained that she is on disability because he has toxoplasmosis and not because of her obesity. For those who aren’t aware, the disease can cause several problems, including poor eyesight, especially for women who are pregnant and their babies. Toxoplasmosis mainly occurs after being exposed to infected cat feces or by eating undercooked contaminated meat.
Amy explained in her video that when her mother was pregnant with her, she had cleaned cat litter without knowing that it had the parasite. Hence, as a result of this mistake, Amy Slaton was born with poor eyesight. As of today, one of her eyes is straight while the other one is tilted towards the left side. Thus, she is partially blind and has previously mentioned that she could go fully blind by the age of 35. Well, the 1000 Lb Sisters star is turning 34 in October this year. So, she barely has a year as per what her doctors said.
Amy has said that she has always been blind, and people even teased her for that in her school and college days. Gage’s mom needs to wear her glasses to improve her vision, but she does not feel like wearing them. As of now, the only option for Amy Slaton Halterman to get a good vision is by getting new eyes, which won’t be easy. Well, this justifies her need to have a Handicap Parking Pass. Fans who know about Amy’s disease have been hoping for her to get well soon and are waiting for a new season of 1000 Lb Sisters to come out.