Rachel Farrokh weighs 40 pounds. She has suffered with anorexia for the past ten years and has now risen over US$100,000 online with her husband to get her into the only hospital in Colorado that is equipped and able to help her at this stage of her illness.
In the video they posted online for the fundraiser, Rachel speaks about the illness and explains her dire situation as we witness the outstanding love of her husband, who quit his job to care for her around the clock.
People think it’s just about being skinny and that they just need to eat something and it will be all better.
Aside from raising funds for her own treatment, Rachel’s fight has enlightened thousands around the world about the reality of anorexia, against the stigma that people with eating disorders are just obsessed or fixated on how they look.
“People think it’s just about being skinny and that they just need to eat something and it will be all better. The reality is people are hurting so much that they’re trying to make themselves disappear, and if we ignore it we let them.”