I'm writing to tell you about my sister, her name is Shana Smith. She is 20 years old and I don't think she will make it to see her 21st birthday. She suffers from anorexia. Her weight is 95 lbs. and she is 5'11". Every bone in her body you can see, her hair is not the beautiful blonde shade it use to be. Her diet consist of a bagel, coffee, cigarettes, diet soda and laxatives. Her obsession to exercise leaves her sometime to barely be able to walk. She has withdrawn from any friends in her life and us. This has been going on for about 1-1/2 years now and it has put a lot of sadness and stress on our parents and my family. She tells us she wants to die sometimes, that just breaks our heart to hear that. Shana grew up in a wonderful family, there was no abuse, no parent separations, and she was never was without anything. There was constant love.
I know my story sound like so many others but we need help for her.