A Life Recovered - Nicole Griswold
“What you have is chronic, and you will be sick the rest of your life.” I often heard this statement from medical professionals.
When I came to Eating Recovery Center, I was in the darkest time of my life. I didn’t want to live, and I had no hope for my future. The only thing I could do was rely on the professionals to hold hope for me. I wished one day I would find the strength and desire to get better, in essence, to live.
I told myself, this was my last try at recovery. I needed professionals to guide me, but I had exhausted all of my funds and this was not financially viable. I felt like giving up on living. Eating Recovery Foundation’s Charitable Care Fund gave me the chance to recover and that gift gave me my life back. It’s been a long journey to find my strength.
I want others to have the same opportunity for recovery from an eating disorder, not everyone has the chance to find the strength within themselves, I’m so grateful that I did.
Today, I celebrate several years of solid recovery.
On May 2nd, the annual Eating Recovery Day will take place. The day is dedicated to building greater awareness of the pervasive nature of eating disorders and inspiring hope for recovery. I invite you to learn more about Eating Recovery Foundation, the foundation that was my only hope for lasting recovery. I can and will spread the word about this invaluable community resource and I hope you will too.
I’m living my life, trying to make up for lost time, and feeling eternally grateful. My wish is to help others find health and hope. Please join me if you can.
By volunteering your time, sharing your story or contributing in support of Eating Recovery Foundation’s life-saving mission, you are making the choice to recover lives. With Eating Recovery Day just around the corner, you may now participate in the text-to-give campaign by texting the word “RECOVERY” TO 50155 or select the volunteer or donate buttons below. Please spread the word to loved ones, you’ll be receiving social media posts to share leading up to Eating Recovery Day.
I’ve never had the chance to thank the individuals who gave me my life back, but I hope they would relish the fact that my body is strong and resilient, and that I’m living my life to the fullest. I’m a nanny, a professional photographer and when possible, a world traveler. Today I am grateful for my body. It may not be perfect, but it is me, and I am it. And together, we have become quite the team!
Learn more about Nicole’s journey and life-saving charitable care