Diane is a survivor of both Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa and is over 9 years sober. She has made it her life mission to raise awareness about eating disorders and to decrease the stigma around it.
Kristina Saffran didn’t recover once. She recovered twice. The first time she seemed better was by the beginning of her first year at middle school, after being diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in her fifth grade. But by her third year of middle school, she had relapsed. She lost seven months of school to hospitalization, and when she returned to high school as a sophomore, she was faced with an agonizing choice.
Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Binge-eating Disorder, and Bulimia Nervosa, are unfortunately quite common among our youth today and can have serious and potentially devastating effects on those who are affected by them.
In today’s society, there is a lot of emphasis placed on appearance, especially on body weight. This contributes negatively to the mindsets of future generations. Most of the time, people push themselves to extremes to attain the unattainable – perfection.
When Nancy Burk, Kelly’s mom, spoke before guests at the Something for Kelly’s Illinois Gala on February 26, hearts were touched when she shared details of Kelly’s struggle not otherwise known. She shared what’s become a dangerous theme – a lack of awareness.
Remember the most perfect plastic girl in our childhood? Say she turned human. She is five feet, nine inches tall. She weighs no more than 110 pounds. Her neck is 3.2 inches taller than yours, and her waist six inches less. Her bust size exceeds the average by five inches. She must be no less than beautiful. If someone asked you whether you would trade places with Barbie, you would too easily nod your head.
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