A California woman desperate to win her 10-year fight with anorexia shared her story online recently, ultimately raising enough money to transfer her to a specialized medical facility.
Rachael Farrokh, 37, opened up to ABC last week about her story of dropping from 125 pounds to a life-threateningly low weight—so low that many hospitals won’t admit her due to liability reasons, according to her GoFundMe page. The crowdfunding campaign, set up by her husband and caretaker, Rod Edmondson, 41, has raised more $160,000 of the $100,000 goal over 24 days.
“I want other anorexics to hear this,” Farrokh said. “This is miserable. Everything hurts from my head down to my toes. It’s really hard to [stay on topic], so what I try to do is have conversations with Rod and keep in contact with other victims on Facebook to be encouraging and supportive of one another.”