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Application: Jeanette Hickl

I have always battled with physical challenges due to the stroke I suffered at birth. I lost my mom to cancer in 1999. My whole life felt upside down. Nothing made sense. In my mind, I could control nothing – except for what I did or didn’t eat. I would allow myself 100 calories every three days. When I started to try to gain the weight back, I developed a binge eating disorder. Food had been both my reward and my punishment for the last 14 years. Fast forward – I am eating to fuel my body.

 |  Submitted on February 23, 2015

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