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.

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Amy Waddle’s Recovery Story

My name is Amy Waddle. I am an eating disorder, sexual abuse, suicide survivor who lives with Bipolar II disorder, and I’ve lived with bipolar since adolescence. I adopted the ups and downs and emotional darkness as “it’s just me” for almost ten years before being diagnosed at age 24. My eating disorder recovery process [...]
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Linda’s Eating Disorder Recovery

Contributed by Canopy Cove Hi, my name is Linda, and I never thought recovery was possible for me. In fact, I honestly believed it was just a make-believe word that truly never existed. But that was far from the truth. At 13 I began struggling with eating disorder behaviors. I would go through periods of [...]
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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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