The 64-year-old, who lived in Newfoundland, Canada, died May 11, but her obituary, written as she requested, is being lauded by so many people who've felt discriminated against by doctors for their size.
Her obituary reads, in part:
A final message Ellen wanted to share was about the fat shaming she endured from the medical profession. Over the past few years of feeling unwell she sought out medical intervention and no one offered any support or suggestions beyond weight loss. Ellen's dying wish was that women of size make her death matter by advocating strongly for their health and not accepting that fat is the only relevant health issue.
What do you think about Ellen's call out of her doctors?