Dr. Rick Kilmer here. Wendy wrote in and offered to share her story. Hope needs to be shared. Her story is inspiring, both to us who work to help others and those struggling. So, Wendy,...thank you so much for sharing your personal journey.
"My name is Wendy (Willis) Korbel and I was a patient at ACE starting in 2001. Some of you may remember me and many of you have greatly impacted my life, especially Laurie, Linda, and Rick! A friend of mine, who is a counselor, writes a blog that features different stories of HOPE every month. A few months ago, she featured my story. Writing my story was a very liberating experience for me and I've even been able to help a few people along the way. It just occurred to me, that a huge part of the "HOPE" in my story came from ACE, and it might be nice to share it, with the very people who walked me through much of my healing in a very dark time in my life. I love all of you, miss you, and think of you a often!"
The ACE Blog features articles from the ACE staff to help increase awareness and education about eating disorders and to provide inspirational tips for healthy living year round.