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Did you know that 30 million men and women will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetimes? This is one of the many reasons that I am participating in a NEDA Walk to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)!
NEDA is a nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving programs and services to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. 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.
Any amount you can contribute will make a difference in the fight against eating disorders. With your help, I am one step closer to my fundraising goal.
Thank you so much for your support! You can also help by forwarding my page to anyone you think might want to support the cause with us!
My Personal Web Log
This New Years is a very important one to me because this time last years I was a patient in the psychiatric unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. I was a danger to myself, and if it were not for Jessica Lyn Thompson stopping me, I would not be here today. I spent several days in the hospital only the learn upon discharge that my home for the past 9 months, McCallum Place was refusing to take me back. I was devastated and lost but treatment centers are not meant to be homes so I went back to my real home in Tallahassee. Things did not go well. I immediately started putting my body through torture by running for hours on very little food and water. I was going downhill fast. But then I heard of Danielle Shelton, an eating disorder specialist. I met with her for almost two hours. Those two hours did not penetrate my eating disorder mind but something else did: she gave me a hug. Someone I had just met and a therapist at that. I didn't start treatment with her but I did keep her at the back of my mind for the next two months. Then a family intervention one weekend had me meeting with Danielle that next week and starting IOP programming at Better Living Solutions. And I haven't turned back since. It was just in the nick of time too because I lost my dear friend Zane not long after I started. If I hadn't made the decision to continue on with treatment and recovery I might have lost my life like Zane lost hers to anorexia. Although I haven't turned back, I have been through many ups and downs this year and even hit rock bottom in November. But now I'm doing better and living a life in recovery. I think 2017 is going to be my best year yet! 🎉 I can't wait to walk that loop around cascades with my family and friends and yell to the world that I am in this for the long haul! I am ready to live a life in recovery!
by Allison Brooks on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 3:32 PM
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