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“Unfortunately, nobody knew that she was so deep into the disease that we couldn’t pull her out,” she said. Author: Teresa Woodard Published: 5:48 PM CDT May 17, 2018 Updated: 7:02 PM CDT May 17, 2018 DALLAS – You enter one tightly locked door and then another. Then, Patti Geolat must open a large vaultRead more
The fight against eating disorders has many warriors: parents, physicians, recovery centers, and small organizations to name a few. Still the problem continues. The trouble is not the number of fighters, but the focus of their fight.
On January 22nd of this year, Something for Kelly Foundation founder Patti Geolat hosted a small fundraising event at her home in Dallas. The goal was to bring attention to eating disorders as actual illnesses affecting more than just Caucasian women.
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.