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Episode 23: Raffaela’s Story

Episode description:

When an eating disorder affects a child or adolescent, it affects the child’s parents and caregivers as well. In this episode, Raffaela discusses the impact of her daughter’s eating disorder on her family. She describes how she continues to fight alongside her daughter, navigating treatment and the challenges associated with it. She addresses the confusion, isolation, frustration, and exhaustion commonly felt in this situation, and emphasizes the importance of patience, self-care, and a strong support system.

To underscore the importance of support systems, Raffaela would like to thank those who have supported her family in her daughter’s journey toward recovery. “Thank you to all of our family, friends, and organizations for your loving support,” she says, “We could not do this without you.”

John & Anita Vacchio
Nicholas & Janet DiStasio
Joe & Josephine & Giovanna Tarulli
Gino & Debbie Farone
Jeff & Marissa West
Laura Turner
Paul & Heather Hemmer
Shawn & Jen Drogen
Mary Jo & Sage Daughton
Earl & Ginny Wensel
Michelle Morales & Family
Ronald McDonald of Connecticut
Prime Care/Easter Seals of NY

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