Thank you ‘Lost Got Found’ for sharing and featuring my story on your website, blog, and social media platforms. Hopefully my past and present can continue to inspire positive change!
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"I attended and thrived both academically and athletically in a large suburban high school. But, during my junior year, I faced a crisis. The anxiety that plagued me for so many years developed into a deep depression. And, on top of that, an eating disorder. I suddenly realized that I had been waging a long-standing battle with depression, stress, anxiety, body dysmorphia, bullying, injuries, an eating disorder, and I was not coming anywhere close to maximizing my human potential. I had grown to the height of 6’5”, but weighed in at less than half the body weight I am today. I was overwhelmed with fear and felt like there was no hope. In the spring semester of my junior year, my struggles became so severe that it became necessary for me to leave school for a seven-week period and become a resident in an out-of-state facility in Wisconsin that specialized in treating depression, eating disorders, and all the other personal obstacles I was facing... Simply put, I learned that 'life is not about what happens to you. Instead, life is about how you respond to what happens to you.' These days, I have become a messenger of hope, optimism, and faith through sharing my own personal story of triumph. I am extremely confident that if others implement the habits and strategies I have learned over the years, they too can accomplish whatever is important in their own lives.”
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