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Facing Death at 56 Pounds: One Woman's Triumph Over Anorexia

January 13, 2016 2 min read

Gemma Walker has struggled with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa since she was only 14. She was also diagnosed with bulimia which left her body nearly skeletal in appearance. Gemma's parents were worried their beautiful daughter wouldn't survive her teen years. anorexia nervosa disease "I felt numb, the days just melted into each other and I wished each day by, hoping that I would just pass peacefully in my sleep. My family and I were ready to let me pass." says the now 22-year-old. bulimia eating disorders "They were the hardest and most terrifying years of our lives, checking on her each morning to see if she was still breathing, to see if her weak heart was still beating." recalls her father, Steve.  "Some nights we would just sit on the floor by her bed, just to be with her, there was nothing else we could do." starving yourself purging [bctt tweet="Facing Death at 56 Pounds: One Woman's Triumph Over Anorexia"] At a mere 56 pounds, Gemma had accepted she was on death's doorstep. She binged and purged every meal she ate and couldn't find a way to break the cycle. When doctors gave her 48 hours to live, she got up the courage to fight for her life. She survived her prognosis and started treatment to finally regain her life. family support through disease In a 'goodbye' letter to anorexia, she committed herself to living a new life. By December of 2014, Gemma was confident that she was healthy and strong again. recovery rehab treatment "I also have my beautiful parents to thank, they literally been through everything with me, it's only now that I realise what incredible, loving parents they are.  I am the happiest I've ever been now, it's such an amazing, surreal feeling. I  do believe that I have fully recovered and that my anorexia is now just a huge chapter that has closed." she says proudly. Her father adds, "She has overcome this by herself, we have merely been by her side." healthy weight gain Have you ever battled a disease and triumphed? Please share your stories in the comments below. Source: Daily Mail [caption id="attachment_124974" align="alignnone" width="100"]BodyRock Instagram @BodyRockOfficial[/caption] [caption id="attachment_124977" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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