California actress Rachael Farrokh posted this deeply upsetting video documenting her battle with severe anorexia, and pleading for help.
She is 5’7" and weighs 40 lbs. Forty.
It is truly painful to watch.
Rachael Farrokh claims to have been refused treatment at many hospitals due to her condition, described as a "liability." She has started a GoFundMe page.
"Thank you so much for those that understand it is a disease and not something I chose," she says of the video above. "It’s not about the food."
"It’s about many issues layered with trauma and control and having no self worth. If you knew me, you would know that this is a last resort."
"I’m a person who would never borrow or ask for anything."
"I love to help people. I am so grateful because not only are you saving my life but lives from countless others I’ve received messages from."
"A girl pulled her head out of the toilet because she thought of the story and is now seeking treatment help. A lot of people do not understand this disease."
"It is extremely difficult and dangerous to overcome. It’s shameful and depressing. Most people are too ashamed to talk about it."
"Not only is your brain sick, it’s been scientifically proven our neurons fire a different pathway, our brains shrink, you are in constant pain."
"You feel you deserve it, so it hits you biologically, mentally, and definitely emotionally. So it’s difficult when you aren’t firing on all cylinders."
"Those that have eating disorders have to deal with it all day every day because you need food to live; it’s not a drug or alcohol problem."
"Those you can live without…. Nor do I diminish their pain… It’s just different. It will ruin lives… And the less pain I can cause someone the better."
I hope you understand by all of your positivity, donations and support, you all have saved so many lives already…"
Wow. Just … wow.