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Teen Face: Leah Kaufman

By CLARK MASON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT On her 16th birthday, Leah Kaufman woke up with her eyes swollen shut. A big fan of romance comedy movies, the Santa Rosa High School student initially thought “maybe I cried too much at the romantic comedy last night.” But her body soon began doing other disturbing things. Her legs and feet swelled up and her shoes no longer fit. She experienced rapid weight gain — 20 pounds in a month — and began… Read More »