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Eating disorders are no joke and is a very challenging thing to deal with. For as long as I can remember I always had the thoughts that most people with eating disorders suffer from. I always thought I was bigger than everyone else and needed to lose weight. I always wanted to skip meals in elementary school to middle school but I was too scared. I did here and there but not drastically. Once I entered high school everything changed. I wasn't afraid of those thoughts anymore and looked at them as being normal and something I had to do. I joined the cheer team and my position was a flyer and I felt like the heaviest one so I just listened to my thoughts and didn't eat. From that point, around 10th grade, things got progressively worse. I spent every week going to the doctors appointments and getting tests done. I was then sent into a partial hospitalzation program fr six weeks over the summer and that didn't help at all. I was sent to a residential house on a scholarship and I was there for about 37 very long days. Center for Discovery did change my life though. I learned so much and had such a great connection with all of the counslors and staff. I am so grateful to have gone there because who knows where I would be right now if i hadn't. After a proud but sad goodbye at Center for Discovery I went back to partial hospitalization for another six weeks. Now I have been home for about two months and I have my bumps in the road but I feel like I am doing the best I have ever been! Without the constant support from my family and friends I wouldn't be where I am today and I know that sounds clique but it's absolutely true. One thing I struggled with the most was body dismorphia. I always had on these glasses that made me look through Ed's eyes and not my own. Those glasses keep sliding past my eyes but go up every once in a while. I feel that EVERYONE should take off their body dismorphia glasses and see how beautiful they actually are and not let Ed get in the way. I am trying my absolute hardest to just rip those glasses off my face. Everyone deserves to be happy, healthy, and confident and so do I! Particicpating in this walk and getting involved makes me push myself harder every single day to do the right thing! Thank you for reading part of my story and for the generous donation, it will go a really long way!
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!
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