I just found out that she passed away, 4/05/12 suddenly due to complications of anorexia.....please pray for her family. She was bright loving and very funny and bubbly.Remember on our paths to fitness and health that we are keeping it healthy!! Please if you know anyone with signs or symptoms of an eating disorder do NOT ignore it! They need help, I read that 20% of people with Anorexia Nervosa die......Stargirl had just turned 18 in February.
Reason: Released from Sticky 12/29/12; Moved to Health and Support -- where most of her postings were. Set as Sticky 4/20/2012.
I heard about this too today, so sad. She was such an amazing girl and supported me through my recovery.. i just wished she had managed it with me. I was very upset to hear this, she was truly a lovely person, and she could have had such a bright future.. I cant imagine what her family are going through :/
I second what you said, dont ignore eating disorder signs. Im very lucky i got help when i did, and even though that didnt stop me getting worse, it was there so i was being constantly checked on and action would have been taken if it was needed.
I am saddened by this news, although I did not know the girl. I wish I could say I am surprised; however, I am not. Stargirl did a wonderful job of trying to steer other young girls away from the life of anorexia -- her advice was mostly right on. Unfortunately, she was much better at giving good advice than she was at taking her own advice.
I'm sure her parents and family are devastated.
This breaks my heart...
I remember seeing posts from her, she seemed like a very sweet girl. It reminds you of how serious these disorders can be.
Also, let mew correct myself. She had Purging Anorexia and Exercise Anorexia. I guess that's where you restrict calories and still purge as well as exercise obsessively. I am a mother of a 6yr old girl, she will likely be my only......please ladies and men too who have this disorder. Get HELP, STOP NOW. I can't imagine if I lost my only girl....
I didn't know Stargirl but I am very saddened by the news. I worry about many of the people on this site that seem to be struggling with this horrible disease.
This news has really upset me.....I had read many of StarGirls posts.....not sure what to say other than may she rest in peace, and lets all try not to let this be in vain - if this can shock just one of us into recovery then lets allow it to do that.
I have been struggling for 29 years now and it seems to drag me back in-anorexia,spit/chew,purging,abuse lax and diuretics. I feel ashamed at my age still restricting and at 5'4" and weight in low 90's still. I am better than last year but still.I have been lucky so far and she suffered for a shorter time.I am really thinking about the seriousness and feel sad that she could not fight it and for her family.
I am so saddened by this news. :(
I am so sorry.I didn't know stargirl but indeed this is sad news. just wondering if someone else has her account password because it seems that somebody signed in today using her account.
Makes you wonder if others who have stopped posting went to the same fate. :(
I just got a PM from her account about her death and was very saddened to hear about it.
I remember reading posts that she'd written telling about her very long history with anorexia and bulimia, how whenever she'd get better things would just get worse. I could see then that she was probably trapped in an eating disorder. She'd been stuck in it too long to know the way out though her posts were always hopeful.
Ugh, hearing about things like this just crush me. I can't imagine how devastated her parents are. It must have been awful to watch their child whither themselves away.
I wonder about some other people on here who have stopped posting. :(
That was her mother. She was sending a message to all her friends on CC with eating disorders....I think she is very distraught, and wanted to send a message to all those with ED as she doesn't want anyone else to feel that pain and loss....
I've very sorry to hear of this. I didn't know her, but clearly she had an effect on many of you, and I'm sorry that she passed. I am deeply sorry to think of the pain her family must feel now.
If there could be any good to come out of this, it would be that someone will read this and it will help them move towards recovery.
I cant stop thinking about this :/ i just looked back at some old messages since we used to chat a lot, and the first one i went on said something about how she didnt want to die from this, but she was having health scares.. that was back in november... i know i never met her, but this is just so horrible.. she was only 18 and i cant wrap my head around it.
She was always so up beat, even though i can tell she was scared, she would ask me for reassurance but then go on to tell me how well i was doing, and help me with anything i was struggling with. She knew what to do, she just couldnt do it.
I really really hope this does help someone realise how serious it can get.. even when you think you are okay, there could be things going wrong that you just dont know about.
Annabel, I was just doing the same thing. i was looking back at some of the messages. And yes she was saying over and over she didn't want to die....God it just breaks my heart! I don't have an ED I'm actually trying to lose weight to be healthy but I bonded with her very quickly. I was worried when I didn't hear form her for well over a week...now I know why. And yes this makes nme want to rally and do something to help those with disorders. When she was telling me her weight now and height, I had to wonder why she wasn;t in a program or hospital. God it just makes me wanna cry....
That's so sad. : ( I never had a conversation with her, but I've read her posts before. I will definitely keep her family in my prayers. R.i.p. Samantha (that was her real name).
For anyone out there seeking help for and ED, or if you think you might have an eating disorder please talk to someone or visit this site
Just please, don't let this be your story......