Doctors finally diagnosed her with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disease caused by a chromosomal flaw. It causes learning issues and muscle weakness, but mostly it causes a sense of never being full or satisfied. There is no cure…

At 20, Kane learned that she qualified for a home for adults with Prader-Willi in Wisconsin. With no cure in sight, it was her only hope.

And good news: in the six years she’s been there she has lost 150 pounds. Today, she says she feels “really good…because I see how far I’ve come in my success in losing my weight.”

She’s also made a lot of friends and is getting better at communicating. The key to the home’s success: a structured environment, including work and an hour of exercise. The eight residents are monitored 24 hours a day.