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'Happier girl:' Obesity surgery already a boon, mom says

Alexis Shapiro, 12, of Cibolo, Texas, is improving steadily after weight-loss surgery on March 21. The surgery, which was originally rejected by her father’s insurance company, has reversed her diabetes and helped her lose at least 6 pounds, doctors said.
Alexis Shapiro, 12, of Cibolo, Texas, is improving steadily after weight-loss surgery on March 21. The surgery, which was originally rejected by her father’s insurance company, has reversed her diabetes and helped her lose at least 6 pounds, doctors said. Jenny Shapiro via Facebook