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drgreggjantz | November 17, 2006 11:51
Brazil model Ana Carolina Reston, who weighed only 88 pounds, dies at 21 because of generalized infection as a result of anorexia.
"Take care for your children because their loss is irreparable," Reston's mother, Miriam, told the O Globo newspaper. "Nothing can make the pain go away. No money in the world is worth the life of your child."
The model's cousin, Dani Grimaldi, told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that Reston also battled bulimia.
It is always heartbreaking to me when somebody dies as the result of not getting treatment for an eating disoder. Especially, at the young age of 21. This is also why I am strongly against pro-ana websites. Those who promote pro-anorexia do not understand how serious anorexia can be. It is an eating disorder that needs to be taken serious.
If you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, I want you to know there is hope if you get them help in time. If you would like more information on how you can help someone you suspect, or you know, has an eating disorder, click here for Special Reports on helping others.