An amazing woman named Rachael Farrokh made a video asking for help earlier this year as she was struggling with disordered eating. At the time of the video, she weighed around 40 pounds. “I’m suffering from an eating disorder,” she said in the heartbreaking video, “We need your help, otherwise we don’t have a shot.” Farrokh’s inspiring will to fight inspired the world, helping her raise over $199,000.
After receiving some of the treatment she needs, Forrokh has made tremendous strides. On October 27th, she attended the March Against Eating Disorders and now works to use her voice to inspire others who are struggling with the same thing. Forrokh is a living example to many that recovery is possible. You can see her progress and track her journey on her Facebook page, which has gathered over 36,000 supporters. For more information about eating disorders and other resources visit this website.
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