Friday, 28 September 2012

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

I am privileged and blessed to say that one of my blog posts was chosen to be featured on the National Eating Disorder Information Centre of Canada's website (NEDIC). This is amazing - I will be a contributor to this blog on a regular basis (it's updated every 1-2 months, so still come here for my blogs!).Please go to http://www.nedic.ca/blog/ to see it!

NEDIC is an amazing resource for information about eating disorders. They really advocate for people with ED, and they do not favour just one way of treatment. Any way of getting better is good - and NEDIC supports people with ED. I have gained a lot of information from their website.

I can't believe that my writing is being featured online, in an organization that is known worldwide for its influences and advocacy for eating disorders. Having my blog pieces on NEDIC means that I am recognized, worldwide, as a writer. WOW. It is amazing to think that in April, I was dying in the hospital because of ED, thinking that I would not live to see another day. That my life was over. That ED had won. And now, here I am, writing for an organization that fights ED. I am part of this amazing team. I am an advocate. I am a writer. I am an ambassador. I am a survivor.

I feel so blessed to be offered this opportunity - the chance to be an international ambassador in the world of eating disorders. Truly, God is good. And a special thanks all of my wonderful readers who always support me. Keep on reading and commenting - I love you all! I would not have come this far without you - both in my recovery and in my advocacy for ED. God bless you all.

I cannot begin to count my blessings. For once, I feel that words cannot express how happy I am, how blessed I feel, and how wonderful all of you are.

I said it once, and I will say it yet again. My God is so gracious to me. And all of you are wonderful.

54 comments:

  1. Congratulations Marina, you deserve the very best!

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  2. Iam very proud of you marina,I am sure God has a plan for you.
    your proud mom

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  3. I am very very proud of you too Marina.
    I know for darn sure you deserve all the honour.
    People may not know the real strong Marina .You Marina since you were a baby way ahead of your peers by many years in your thinking,talents ,skills and maturity.
    The sky is the limit my lovely daughter.
    Dad

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  4. Big congratulations
    You deserve
    You are the best advocate,supporter ,thaerapist and nurse.
    I wish if I can see you and give you a big hug

    A Thankful mother for helping her daughter

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  5. WOW marina
    You are officially now a staff helping and guiding others about ED and support their recovery
    I am not surprized as You are talented .
    That what you deserve and even more.
    Of course you do not deserve the slavery life withED

    Recoevred ED victim

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  6. Congratulation marina
    That what you deserve.
    Good times still to come

    Shady

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  7. That what you deserve.
    My heartly congratulation to you and your family and your friends.


    Sally

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  8. The big benifit of complete recovery is rewarding you.This is a little token of apprecaition for what you deserve.more is coming
    My congratulation

    Mary

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  9. My dear Marina
    My heart filled congratulations to you.
    I think this the least reward for a hard working and eximplary person like you

    mohammed

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  10. My Love
    If I can fly from Washington,DC and come and give you a kiss and big hug ,I would be the happiest
    You deserve more and more my Love
    you are the best
    Henry

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  11. You deserve
    My congrat
    jasmeet

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  12. My congratulation
    I know you will be honoured several times and one day you will be very famous

    Juliana

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  13. Congrat
    You deserve
    You are a role model of resiliance and detrmination

    Jack

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  14. My heart filled congratulations
    I know you are talented
    Please keep up

    L Y

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  15. This is a big honour to you and all Arab world.
    I am sure you are as proud to be Canadian as you are Egyptian.
    You are so talented Marina
    May God bless you

    Mays
    Iraqi Canadian

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  16. Congrat
    Way to go

    S K

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  17. I know you are unique and that why I love you so much and one day I will meet you.
    My congratulations to you and all your readres

    jorge

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  18. Wow
    You deserve for sure

    Jen
    Welland,On

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  19. Wow Wow wow
    Congratultions

    Hesham

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  20. I believe all famous people started from scratch.One day you will very famous for your good work and talent but first thing that will stand for you is determination to recover and choose to live healthy and challenge the disease and that is why you are a role model
    Keep going no matter how much obstacles you are facing

    Juan
    law student
    Ottawa

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  21. That is a girl

    Congratulation
    Sandra

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  22. I have been admiring all your hard work,motivation and staying the course no matter how hard and how long it takes.You are role model for all of us not only ED.
    Congratualtions

    Meriett
    Mississauga

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  23. I am one who have been following your blog and also I passed it on to my friends whom I think may have an issue with eating,body image or any mental health issue.I think your blog should be in all our papers and media not only NEDIC but I think this will happen soon.It is not only your own experience which actually make it more resonating to readers but you always quote the up to date medical literature and websites.
    Keep up the good job

    Monica
    Sociology student

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  24. Good for you
    Felix

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  25. You deserve.
    I like your blog and I try to check it daily

    Chana

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  26. Congratultions

    Bruce

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  27. Wow
    2 birds with one stone,recovery and publicity
    Way to go

    Liz
    waterloo,On

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  28. Congratulations! It's about time, your blog is amazing for recovering patients and so insparational!

    --Allison

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  29. My heart filled Congratulations Marina.
    You deserve more.
    Without your blog ,I would n't be in treatment and I would not be as motivated as i am now .Your blog is inspiring and your honour is an honour and aknoledgement for all Ed victims.We are ED victims as all normal people and some of us more talented ,skilled and pioneer.We are not weak as ED or othres may make us feel this way.
    Marina You are a hope to all ED victims
    Keep up.

    Anne in recovery and I am here to stay

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  30. Your blog is one of the most respected one.You deserve
    Congratulation

    Eric

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  31. congratulation

    Rory

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  32. You deserve more

    Cindy

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  33. Hi there
    I am Penny a medical student and i have been following your blog .I have to admit that I am learning a lot from your blog and I am considering you as a resourse when it comes to Ed and also you helped me to understand how people can make changes and cycle of change and so many tips .
    I am happy for your recovery and I am sure you will be one of the resourse for NEDIC and you advocate for all ED recovery.
    You will be an excellent amabassdor for NEDIC and great fighters for ED victims to have the right to recover
    Congratualtions

    Penny

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  34. Congratulations

    Jason

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  35. You deserve

    Montoya

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  36. Keep up the good job
    Swanson

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  37. Any good job ,one day you get acknoledged

    Stanley

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  38. I am very happy for fou
    Salini

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  39. Great achievement
    Keep up

    Vivian
    Oshawa,On

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  40. Fantastic

    Andrew
    Sales manager
    Mississauga

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  41. Thank you to everyone! I am so pleased that you have all read and commented here - God bless you. You are all truly wonderful, and I am forever indebted to your support and kindness. This is a major step forward to letting people know about ED, and I am so blessed to have readers like all of you.

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  42. Congratulations my dear! Did you apply for this or did NEDIC find you?
    Love always, Molly

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  43. Your blog is motivating and deserving
    Ken

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  44. I rank your blog as No 1
    Kathy

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  45. congrat
    You deserve
    mehta
    lab tech

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  46. What an achievement
    Rodica

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  47. I like your way of presting the Ed nehgtives and then how to challenge it with positive rational
    Sam

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