Why I Walk
Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page! Below is information about NEDA and my personal story!
NEDA IS: 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.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 Story:
It was freshman year, and I was on top of the world. I was a cheerleader I was at the top of the podium at a majority of my gymnastics meets and my school work was flawless. I was the top competetor for anything and everything escpecially for everyone else at my school. I was even perfecting my diet.
Eventually food was the only thing on my mind. It filled my dreams. There wasn't a day that didn't feel like a year. Everyday was another chance to make it even longer. How long could I make it? Soon the answer was given: only a week or so. My organs were close to failing, my heart rate was unbelievably low, and my body coudln't maintain healthy temperature. I was so proud of myself. It was something that nobody else I knew could do to themselves. I felt invincable, although even tripping could've sent me to the ER. I was extremely brittle, and trapped within unrealistic expectations, nothing close to the strength I was imagining.
I was admitted for 3 months in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Where I met my two of my greatest friends. Who knew that such a devistating period of my life could end with me being thankful for it? Through my expeirence I've aquirred knowledge about myself and others as well that could never have been taught to me. I still carry with me the wrath of an eating disorder but I'm fighting for a day where I can say that the eating disorder no longer has a hold of me.
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