Thirty-seven-year-old Southern California resident Rachel Farrokh used to be a vibrant, healthy woman. Now, at 40-something pounds, she is a shell of her former self. Rachel has been battling anorexia for years but when she lost her job and memories of her past caught up with her, her disease spiraled out of control. Now, at an extremely low weight, Rachel is unable to do the smallest of things for herself. She is too weak to walk around her own home and struggles to breath. Her husband, trainer Ron Edmonson, had to quit his job in order to become her caregiver. She is in dire need of help and is turning to the public now friend Kevin Seawright says of her condition on Tumblr.com.
There are plenty of hospitals that help treat people with anorexia, however all area hospitals have turned Rachel down. Her weight is too low and it makes her a liability. There is one hospital that will take her, however it is across the country and she is afraid that she will not be able to make the journey. She has posted a video of herself on YouTube, showing viewers her extreme condition and asking for help to get her to the hospital. She has started a GoFundMe page to help reach her financial goal. The full story is on The Daily Mail which includes a link to her funding page, if you’d like to donate.