National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 26-March 4, offers the opportunity for communities to engage in discussion and hold events highlighting the need to bring the serious problem of eating disorders into the light.
For 16 years, Kasey Cramer hid her disease in plain sight. She skipped meals; she binged and purged. When she did want to eat, Cramer experienced such severe panic attacks that her throat would completely close up. But Cramer, one of seven panelists at the Sept. 26 “Voices of Hope: A Conversation About Eating Disorders” gathering, wasn’t ready to give up. “Recovery is possible; it is realistic,” she said.