Dear Friends and Family,
For those of you who have taken the time to visit this page, I will admit to my personal struggle with anorexia. For 8 years now, I have fought a daily battle many will never understand. On September 10th, 2013, I was ambulanced to the ER for severe malnutrituon and a heart rate in the 30s. Doctors later told me that if I hadn't been admitted when I did, my heart would have failed within a week.
The summer of 2014, I made the journey to Selah House, an eating disorder inpatient facility. For 3 months I was nourished back to a healthy weight and finally experienced what it was like to be around people who understood what I was going through. While in the hospital, I was constantly questioned, observed and even joked at. Selah was the first time I was reassured I wasn't alone. 3 years later, while every meal is still a challenge, I am healthy and happier than I've ever been.
It is organizations like NEDA that help increase the awareness and understanding of eating disorders. My fiance and I are walking this year so that one day if someone is hospitalized they will not feel the ridicule I felt. We walk for the friends we love who struggle and the families who feel powerless. Any donation you can contribute is greatly appreciated and means so much to us. If anyone is interested in joining our team to walk beside us, give me a call and we can carpool!
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 we are coming together to participate 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.
We are asking for your support to help reach our team fundraising goal. Donating to our fundraising page is a way for you to not only show your support for us, 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, we are one step closer to our fundraising goal.
Thank you so much for your support! You can also help by forwarding this page to anyone you think might want to support the cause with us!