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Why I March…

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Why I march….. I march to raise awareness and help people understand that ED is deadly; and recovery is possible, we have to stop ignoring the facts. We march to save lives; our voices will be heard, we will raise our voices for those who cannot. I march because this passionate group of people comes together with a common purpose. We all understand, we all get it; we understand the pain, the anger, the heartbreak. Most people have no idea, and yet we all know someone who struggles with mental illness. We have to move beyond denial, we have to...

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ED – The Rollercoaster

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ED the Rollercoaster In 1999 when ED first invaded our family; I had some basic info, I knew about Karen Carpenter, this disease was deadly and it was terrifying to think that an 11 year old would systematically eliminate foods and restrict. After finally being referred to the Eating Disorder Adolescent Program at Strong, I realized that I had to educate myself and learn as much as I possibly could; and research I did. If you were not with me, I would leave you behind; I had no patience for anyone. My parents who were in their 70s understood...

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Reflection Of My Journey – Speech For The West Chester NEDA Walk 2015

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Good Morning…. I am honored to be here today. Thank you for this opportunity. I first met NEDA about 2 years ago; when I desperately needed to understand and know that there were options for people who struggle with ED. I found a wonderful community that understood and gave me hope, inspired me to help others. I Live in upstate NY and have been involved with ED for over 15 years. I am the Director of a foundation dedicated to raising awareness, knowledge, understanding, support and options for anyone impacted by ED. My journey has given me...

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April 2015 Reflections

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As I reflect on the past week and the loss of another beautiful, strong, loved young woman and know of many more who are struggling, others who are seeking treatment and being denied; I know the fight must continue. We have so much work to be done, so much to accomplish, with a renewed sense of purpose KMB will advocate, inspire and challenge everyone to help others. We must never forget that everyday someone is struggling with ED, everyday someone is dying due to prolonged complications with ED, everyday someone is denied treatment, everyday...

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Reflections from the past

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March 2015 reflection 2; Two years ago, Katie was at Denver Acute; she was eating and receptive to all their protocols. The view outside her room was the Rocky Mountains, it was beautiful. Every day she was taken outside, in a wheelchair, but they honored the importance of fresh air, sunshine. The meal planning and dietitian worked really well for Katie, she was able to focus, work with the team; the structure, routine and compassionate staff truly helped her begin to refeed and start the recovery process. Katie had arrived with a feeding...

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KMB Newsletter Winter 2015

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KMB Newsletter Winter 2015

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