Category: Stories of Hope

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watch and read about outstanding women and men and their stories of hope, who exemplify substance, character, and are shining examples of using their unique gifts and talents to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to a better world. All have battled eating disorders and are doing well in their recovery.

Want to share your Story of Hope and Inspiration? Email your story in 700 words or less (word doc format) and also a picture of yourself (jpeg or gif) to: [email protected] We will review your story and be in touch with you shortly thereafter!

Dr. Jennifer Ashton interviews Liana Rosenman of Project HEAL and discusses the organization’s mission and Liana’s personal story of hope. As posted by CBS.

My Second Chance

Hi, My name is John. I used to struggle with bulimia and anorexia, but not anymore. Today, I’m doing so much better. Here is my story about My Second Chance. I am so grateful to no longer struggle with bulimia or anorexia. I rely on the support of my family and friends. They are available [...]
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Inspirational Story – Jacquelyn, EDH Founder on her Personal Trauma, Eating Disorder and Hope

“Take the leg off below the knee. She’s young, she will adjust. Otherwise, you face years of somewhat experimental surgery where the leg could end up being amputated anyway”. Welcome to my 3-year-old wake-up call to the harshness of life by the local Portland, Oregon orthopedic surgeon in 1969. After much agony, my parents decided [...]
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Celebrities Fighting Eating Disorders

It is easy to think you are all alone when you have an eating disorder, but nothing could be further from the truth. Recently, singer and rapper Ke$ha entered rehab for treatment of an undisclosed eating disorder, proving even those on the red carpet have image issues and self-doubt. When it comes to these mental [...]
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Katie’s Recovery Story

Contributor: Katie I was in 4th grade, and I didn’t have anyone to sit next to on the bus. It was a long ride to Nebraska City when I had no one to sit next to on the bus. It was a long ride when the whispers of classmates floated back to my insecure ears. [...]
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Jill Almond Recovery Story

It took a decade but at the age of 22 I can say that I am truly recovering from anorexia. 10 years of missed memories and opportunities and leaving my family distraught and frustrated. 10 years that left me completely miserable but also with insight into life and who I am as a person that [...]
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My Recovery – Rebuilding

Contributor: Juliet Golden, valued Eating Disorder Hope community member It almost killed me. It almost killed me when I, unknowingly and innocently, took my first steps into its territory. It almost killed me when I first began to realise I was sick, and tried desperately to right things before it was too late. It almost [...]
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Finding Hope through Faith

Contributor: Susan Entriken, Eating Disorder Hope valued community member Recovery…, such a complex word that can look very different for each of us recovering from eating disorders, yet is the hope for all of us suffering from eating disorders. However, hope, and thus, recovery, can be hard to find. For me, my recovery from anorexia [...]
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