In 2009, I became very self conscious after going on a diet for prom and it quickly spiraled out of control. I purposely skipped meals which ultimately led to my parents discovering that I had an eating disorder that I had been hiding for over 2 years. I was sent to 2 different treatment facilities over the next 18 months to get my illness under control and each time I left and at the end of every call, my dad said I am here for you no matter not; even though I am not there in person, I am there in spirit and am never leaving your side. I am doing much better now and have been in recovery for 8 months. I would love to go back in time and made better changes so I would not have put my family through so much pain and uncertainty. I know they were terrified that I would not have survived and if I could go back in time and take that pain and suffering away from everyone I would do it in a heartbeat.