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KMB Newsletter Summer 2014

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KMB Newsletter Summer 2014

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February 14, 2015

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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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March 12, 2014

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We have distributed: • 1000 bracelets and yards and yards of purple ribbons • 75 Educator Toolkits (more to be printed) • 35 Coaches Toolkits (more to be printed) • 50 Parent Toolkits (more to be printed) • What is an Eating Disorder Brochure; 75 (more coming) • How to talk to a Friend Brochure; 75 (more coming) • Sweatshirts are now available for a minimum donation of $30; these will be available the weekend of March 21-23. Events: NEDA Walks; Team KMB was represented in NYC, Syracuse, Buffalo and West Chester, PA • NEDA Awareness Month,...

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January 1, 2014

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As I reflect on 2013, I think about all the beautiful moments, the lost moments and the things that could have been, the dreams that were not realized. Eating disorders have an uncanny ability to take so much from so many. So misunderstood, so secrete are the true emotions, feelings and sadness that lie within. We need to help our loved ones know that there is help, there is hope and there is recovery; do not wait, start the conversation. If you are not sure how to start, find resources at the National Eating Disorder website, find a coach,...

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August 27, 2013

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Anorexia, an insidious disease that robs a person of the life they really want, a life they had, a life that was full of love, family and friends. The current understanding is that anorexia and eating disorders are biological in origin, so individuals are predisposed; environmental factors “pull the trigger”. A “stressor”, (trauma, stress, personal or family concerns, etc) triggers the manifestation of the disorder. Add to this certain personality traits such as; perfectionism, type “A” personality traits, OCD, intelligence, determination and...

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