Sunday, 15 February 2015

Watch my Latest Presentation: NEDIC's EDAW Conference

Last week, as I mentioned, I was asked by NEDIC to be a special guest panelist at their event, 'Healthy Bodies, Healthy Attitudes". It was an honour to be invited by NEDIC to be a speaker at this event!

For those of you who came, thank you! For those who could not make it, my family was so kind as to record my portion of the night. You can watch me relay my story at the conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENucWmfcTI

My hope is that my story can inspire others. I hope that my story shows others that regardless of how ill you or someone may be, there is always hope. You ought not to give up. I hope that my journey demonstrates how perseverance, God, love, support, and hard-work can truly produce positive outcomes. I pray that the message is clear: ED are mental illnesses, not choices. But that doesn't mean that those who suffer are hopeless. On the contrary. It may take time, effort, pain, and struggles. But recovery is fully possible. And it is definitely worth it.

When I was ill, I never thought that I would ever eat again. I never thought that I would be healthy one day. Nor did I ever think that I would be sharing my story with others - on this blog, in my book, on TV and radio shows, in newspapers, at schools and organizations, and at conferences. God is so good!

To all my readers, friends, and family - thank you. Speaking at a well-known NEDIC conference was something I never thought I would be doing...and here I am, spreading the word, raising awareness, and hopefully, helping and inspiring others. I would not be here without you all, or without the love and strength of God.

77 comments:

  1. That is amazing.
    I am happy I could watch you after I failed to show up.
    You did amazing job and made it clear that despite ED fatal ,there is hope for complete recovery and you set an example and a role model.
    I trust your family are very proud of you and so do I

    Kelly W
    Therapist TO

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  2. well done

    Savana

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  3. You were very pretty

    Jenn

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  4. You were the smartest ,politest ,youngest and most helpful among 5 others

    Shady

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  5. Feel proud ,no end to your contributions

    Anastashia

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  6. I am very proud of you marina��I was happy to attend�� I am sure lots of people will benifit from it. ��well done��
    Nabila

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  7. What a great present ion

    Magaly

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  8. I loved your talk

    Pierette

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  9. I am very impressed

    Hamza

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  10. tHAT WAS MY BEST MOMENT TO WATCH YOU AS TALENT AND VERY ARTICULATE MAKING STRONG STATEMENTS AND SENDING CLEAR MESSAGE AND GIVING HOPE.
    i AM VERY PROUD OF YOU.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU

    NAGY

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  11. I am thankful that your complete recovery is maintained and I am very impressed how in very few minutes you said what others may take them hours and still can not get to the point

    Mary
    Mississauga


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  12. Thanks for posting this as I am interested in watching you and keep learning from you to maintain my own recovery

    Nanaraj

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  13. Great presentation
    Carlos

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  14. Excellent one

    Ilhami

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  15. Making a difference day after day

    Clorado

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  16. That was excellent summary of your ideal and miraculous recovery and success after success

    Morandan

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  17. You made a great point that recovery is possible and you are a great example.

    Kirrello

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  18. Hey
    That was very good

    Razan

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  19. I am glad you post it so that I can watch any time

    Osaroth

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  20. This proves you are doing good for you and others.

    Raja

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  21. This gives hope to many .
    Thank you Ms. Hope

    Kapoor

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  22. Fantastic

    Keep up

    Sylvia

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  23. I like what you said

    Salma

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  24. Congratulations Marina

    Gerry

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  25. You did a great job

    Shazia

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  26. This what I needed now to enforce and maintain my recovery\

    Thanks Marina

    Anne

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  27. Amazing

    Edurada

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  28. that is exciting

    Salvatore

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  29. Oh man
    What an ordeal you went through.
    Thankfully you overcome all of it unscathed .

    Ruth

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  30. This is helpful

    Frost

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  31. Congratulations

    Dumont

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  32. This was a miracle

    Karina

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  33. I got more info and more hope

    Sorina

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  34. Congratulations .That was eloquently said

    Zak

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  35. This is a success

    Blanchette

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  36. Your presentation gives hope to even hopeless people.

    Bola

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  37. Excellent one

    Donato

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  38. That was excellent presentation

    Oswaldo

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  39. I am very proud of you Marina.

    Mays

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  40. well done

    Roberto

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  41. I am proud of my Egyptian friend

    Hend

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  42. Congratulations

    Hillary

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  43. Holy
    That was nutshell, well done

    Sally

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  44. In just 20 you give us all what We need to know about this deadly disease and how much you suffered and how miracously you recovered and above all how you maining recovery,successful in life and reaching out to society.

    With my humble respect

    Muhammad

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  45. wonderful clip

    Peel

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  46. Keep up

    Bradshaw

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  47. Congratulations

    Sheila Ketson

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  48. This wa sgreat
    God bless you

    Solomon

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  49. That was excellent presentaion

    Gulpreet

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  50. Lots of hope in your message.

    Helga

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  51. Your presentation very helpful

    Sandeep

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  52. This is good

    Holland

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  53. Congratulations

    Nelson

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  54. congratulations

    Duke

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  55. Congratulations

    Darling

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  56. I like what you said

    Raposo

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  57. Wonderful talk

    Walter

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  58. Congratulations

    Alijandra

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  59. That was really good

    Petra

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  60. You were awesome

    Mobayed

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  61. I take my hat off for you

    Huzayef

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  62. I like your hair

    Wendy

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  63. Congratulations

    Hodya

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  64. I enjoyed your talk and learnt lots

    Bonavita

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  65. You are very pretty

    Eduardo

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  66. You look confident

    Enriko

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  67. You are pretty,articulate and hopeful

    Regaldo

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  68. This is hopeful

    Terryberry

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  69. you are very pretty and your were well dressed and groomed


    Clayton

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  70. well done

    Fulton

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  71. wonderful

    Parson

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  72. I am impressed

    Ivano

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  73. Wonderful

    Garcia

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  74. Thank you everyone! I am so grateful for all your support and kind words! God bless you :)

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