Hello and thank you for visiting our team fundraising page!
We are beyond excited to raise both funds and awareness for something that hits so close to home for all of us.
Each of us are connected by one common denominator. Our lives were plagued by an eating disorder. We met through treatment and TOGETHER we are fighting our disorders. This is a wonderful example that eating disorders do not discriminate and are not stereotypical. We all have different disorders/ how we deal with various voids in life. Although our coping mechanisms vary, the self critical voice is often the same. Not good enough. Strong enough. Successful enough. You fill in the blank.
Through treatment and immense hard work, we are happy to say that we are living life in recovery. It is not always perfect or pretty, but we are there. Recovery means so much more than simply eating a meal plan or being an ideal number. It means LIVING LIFE. It means going back to school or work. Doing things simply for you. Recovery is such a beautiful thing and we want people to know that with hard work and determination, it is possible!
We have decided to put a team together for the NEDA walk in Miami because this is where we all met in treatment. Oliver Pyatt Centers saved our life and we would love to give back in any way we can!!
Please join us by either walking or donating for the cause.
MEET OUR TEAM:
Christina: I am loving life in recovery and I am excited to have the opportunity to support a cause so dear to my heart. I look forward to raising awareness for something that has affected so many I know and love, and am taking part in this walk with hopes of bringing many more to recovery!
Courtney: My name is Courtney Reddig and I am soooo excited to be in the place i am in today!!! I was diagnosed with an eating disorder in 2015 and went to treatment for a year. I am happy to say that i am living life in recovery and although difficult at times, it is so worth it. I want to spread awareness that recovery is totally possible.
Danielle: My names Danielle Vullis and I have struggled with an eating disorder since I was 12 years old. At the age of 24 I decided to check myself into residential treatment at OPC which is where my life changed forever. I still battle these demons everyday but am working hard to no longer let this take over my life! I love to go out, have fun, wear fabulous outfits & dance to Britney Spears and no one can do that with an eating disorder standing in the way! Recovery is worth it !
Kelly: My name is Kelly Studdert, and I am currently in recovery from my eating disorder. In 2016, I decided to take back control of my life and seek treatment at Oliver Pyatt Centers in Miami This was the hardest, yet most valuable thing I have even done. Although it is not always easy, I continue to choose recovery every day and I am living life to its fullest. I am excited to participate in the Miami NEDA walk to raise money and awareness for such an important cause, and I cannot think of a better location to walk than in the city where my life was forever changed.
Meg: My name is Meg Rogers and I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and had a long, hard fight with it for around fifteen years. I am so happy to say that I now live a life IN recovery and it has never felt better. I have received help in patient at wonderful treatment centers, but Miami is a location that is near and dear to my heart, as I was truly given my life back by Oliver Pyatt in Miami. Recovery is so precious and a choice, but is it so worth it!
Kay: My name is Kailene and I am in recovery from my eating disorder. If you were to ask me a few years ago if I would be where I am today, I never would have believed you. I suffered from an eating disorder for five years. I was in and out of so many different treatment places. On September 2nd, 2016 I finally made the first real step to get my life back. I started my journey at Oliver Pyatt Centers in Miami, Florida. OPC saved my life and I am forever grateful for everyone who helped me. Raising awareness about eating disorders is something that is very important to me and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity this year to participate in the Miami NEDA walk!!
Claire: My name is Claire and I am in recovery from an eating disorder. I support the notion that FULL recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and I want as many people as possible to believe in that as well. I attended residential treatment in Miami in 2016, and I credit this stay to saving my life and giving me another chance. Before Miami, I was not truly living, and while I still have my struggles today, I have come so far from the person who first walked into treatment in July of 2016. This cause is so important to me and to so many women that I love and I am so excited to be able to participate in this walk with some of my closest friends.
Sisters in recovery