Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty
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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty
Julie Mazziotta
April 27, 2017 05:11 PM

After topping out at 1,102 lbs., Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is leaving the hospital 713 lbs. lighter.

El Aty successfully underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery on March 9, and after close to two months in the hospital, she is down to 389 lbs.

“The team of doctors at Saifee Hospital has done a fabulous job and her recovery has been unprecedented,” the Save Eman Cause announced in a press release shared with PEOPLE. “She is stable and all parameters are under control. She will continue to need neurological rehabilitation and physiotherapy.”

El Aty, who is from Egypt, went to Saifee Hospital in Mumbai for pro-bono surgery thanks to Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who responded to pleas for help from El Aty’s sister, Shaimaa on Twitter. After a fundraising effort, El Aty was flown to India on a chartered cargo plane.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty in December
Dr. Muffi Ladawala/Twitter

“She came on a chartered cargo plane and goes back as a passenger on a flight in Business Class.”

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty in April
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Before arriving at Saifee Hospital, El Aty had been confined to her bed for the last two decades in deteriorating health, particularly after a stroke two years ago that further impaired her speech and mobility.

El Aty is now on her way to the United Arab Emirates, where she’ll continue rehabilitation closer to her family in Egypt.

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“Eman is an inspiration to millions of critical and obese patients world over that someone as serious as her can get better with expert medical care and advances in medical science,” the Save Eman Cause added.

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