Jane and Amy were best friends since Elementary School. They did everything together. They were both happy kids until a terrible accident happened. Jane's parents were killed in a road traffic accident.
I am so sad! My whole family have gone and I have to live in an orphanage now.
We shall still be friends Jane. i will always be there for you.
In the orphanage is was fine for a while. The carers were friendly and Jane made friends the other children. Then one day a new manager came and she was cruel to all the children.
Why did that nasty lady have to come here??
Jane told Amy about it but there was nothing they could do. Jane became so unhappy that she slowly stopped eating. Her hair became dry and lifeless. She lost lots of weight. Her periods stopped too.
Jane I am so worried about you. Why wont you eat more. You are so thin!
I need to be able to control something in my life! I want to disappear ..
Jane lost so much weight that she could no longer go to school. The doctors took her to hospital. She was on bed rest until her weight could be stabilized. She nearly died. She had to eat so much every day and it was a bit struggle for her. The doctors and nurses helped her to open up about her problems. Only then did she fell that life was worth living.
She had regular talks with a psychiatrist. She was able to talk about her sadness and get help. Her friend Amy also helped. She realized that starving herself was not the solution. She focused on health foods and 1 hour exercise everyday.
Yes, I know now that my life is important and people care about me. I will achieve a healthy weight again.
Amy's mum and dad opened their home to Jane. She was formally adopted by them and they looked after her their whole lives. Jane felt secure and loved by her new family. Luckily her eating disorder did not cause too many long term health problems. Her periods came back and she reached her health weight range. Her hair nails and skin bloomed and she was happy again.
Jane I am so glad you can stay with us forever now. We are real sistes now
I am so happy now. Your parents are so nice Amy. I feel wanted and loved again. I want to be healthy and live a long time. My sister.