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5.0 out of 5 stars
Resonating and all too familiar journey fighting for your child's recovery from anorexia, 31 Mar. 2013
Unable to put this compelling and all too familiar account of a mother's journey to fight for her child's health and well being from anorexia. From page 1, the struggle, the journey, the fight, the ups and downs; becoming Indiana Jones trolling through the unpredictability of what the 'demon' [anorexia] will do next but winning in the end.
Heartwarming, gut-wrenching; with a wonderful ending of the 'light at the end of a long tunnel' and knowing recovery is 100% achievable, but not in a straight line.
Thank you Bev Mattocks and Ben for sharing your journey of which any parent, at any given point of navigating through finding treatment, being diligent in educating oneself of this mind boggling, biologically based brain disorder, will certainly find hope and inspiration. Trying to understand how to communicate to those around us who have not experienced managing this illness, being jolted from 'planet Earth' to 'planet Zorg' and trying to remain calm is brilliantly expressed.
The author of the struggle to free her son from the grips of anorexia is a compelling and must read for any parent. More importantly, it highlights how eating disorders are non discriminatory. This story does much to raise awareness for an illness surrounded by mis-information and incorrect perceptions and provides us with a guide, through a mother's long journey, to keep fighting and look for appropriate evidence, guidance, support all whilst remaining diligent and never, ever, giving in or giving up.