These are the writings of a dad watching his daughter as she battles an eating disorder. She has been in conflict for three months and has lost down to 20 pounds below her ideal body weight. What started out as a desire to get healthy almost six months ago ended in a war for her life.
“I just want to die,” she screamed through sobs as the tears streamed down her cheeks, “I cannot be this size. This is too big, why did you do this to me?!” Her dad sat next to her as two hours passed trying in vain to calm her down. Yet nothing he did seemed to work.