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IN Health & Fitness ON 30 Oct, 2015
Anorexia, the most unorthodox of the diseases, is a condition in which an already underweight person feels like an overweight person. This condition marks in a person showing an eating disorder and a constant feeling of being filled up.
Rachael Farrokh, 37, is suffering from chronic Anorexia and was weighing as low as 40 pounds last summer. She is 5'7'' in height and has a very low BMI. Her story can be termed as both shocking and inspirational.
She lives in San Clemente, Orange County, California. She had such an extreme illness that she was even unable to speak in May 2014.
Her husband, with whom she shares a 10-year long relationship, says that Anorexia has the highest mortality rate from other diseases. He added that only one hospital in his county is ready to refeed that kind of patient as all other hospitals see such cases as a liability on them.
A fund of 130,000 Euros was raised to help her out of the situation. She says that the psychology is as important as any other medical treatment and her strong brain control helped her a lot.
Rob says that they tried to cover the cost of her Anorexia by the medical insurance, but that was not enough. Rachael then pleaded in media and even made a page for fundraising on social media. The page was named as GoFundMe.
She went through multiple blood transfusions, blood clots and had suffered heart, liver and kidney failure.
She is battling to recover. Rachael, along with her husband is also campaigning for the Congress in the US to allow insurance coverage to people with such disorders. Share the story with others. That will be a significant step towards anorexia sufferers.