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When I was 17 years old I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. I barely knew anything about it except for what I had learned in health class. My parents and I were both scared and we didn't know what to do. Even the doctors we saw at first were not very educated on the subject or sensitive to me and did not know how to talk to a teenage girl with an eating disorder. It seemed that nobody really knew what to say or said nothing. I believe that there is a lack of education on eating disorders because people are scared to talk about it.
I want people to want to talk about it. I want people to have the facts right - not just know that eating disorders exist, but help people have an understanding of what people might be going through. I want to bring awareness to eating disorders so that the next person doesn't get hurt by someone who is trying to help them. I want people to talk about it so that everyone who suffers from this horrible illness has the opportunity to recover!
My recovery means everything to me. It has taught me so much about life and who I am as a person. It has brought so many good things into my life and a level of confidence and understanding of people.
Please understand that eating disorders are not a choice, but recovery is, and it's the hardest thing that someone with an eating disorder will ever do. Recovering is only a small percent physical and the rest is entirely mental. Every day is a battle for someone that is fighting. NEDA helps provide resources to these people.
NEDA is a nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving programs and services to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. This includes their helpline and their navigators program that connects people struggling to people who are in recovery. NEDA is dedicated to erasing the stigma surrounding eating disorders, promoting positive body image and discouraging dangerous diet behaviors.
I am asking for your support to help me reach my fundraising goal. Donating to my fundraising page is a way for you to not only show your support for me, but also to show your support for the millions of individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
Since 2009, NEDA Walks have been bringing communities together nationwide in the fight against eating disorders. NEDA Walks raise funds for NEDA’s lifesaving programs that help thousands of people every day! Your contribution will help fund NEDA’s national Helpline, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA Navigators and countless other lifesaving programs.
I am walking with Ryan in the New York, NY walk in October!!!
Thank you so much for your support!!!
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