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Recovery Journey

Supporting Dani and her family through fundraising for her healing. Read her story here.

28.07.2022 Uncategorised
Supporting Dani

Hi, my name is Jennifer Gates, and together with Cindy De Bomford, Penny Fortman, Katrina West and other members of the Mullaloo Surf Club, we are raising funds to help support our lovely friend Dani and her family to cover medical costs for her eating disorder treatment and recovery. As a community, we would love to help Dani in any way we can.

Danielle is a beautiful, kind-hearted soul who would do anything for anyone.

She loves nothing more than spending time with her family and on the beach.

Dani has been an active member at Mullaloo Surf Club for seven years.

Dani had just started a Personal Training Course and 2 part-time jobs, which she absolutely loved before an eating disorder kicked in.

Dani’s illness came on so severely and strongly that her heart and organs failed in just three months, and she was critically ill and hospitalised in the Cardiac Care Unit.

An eating disorder is NOT a choice.

Dani had no diet or body issues prior to the eating disorder.

When an eating disorder brain kicks in, it completely takes over your thoughts, feelings and behaviour around eating. Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate as its ultimate goal is to starve the body to death.

Every day is a constant emotional battle for Danielle. As she desperately wants help and wants to get her everyday life back. Unfortunately, the road to recovery is not an easy one. Eating disorders are complex, and no two cases are the same. Danielle will need a lot of treatment that involves multiple medical professionals to help her recover and reset the brain.

Danielle will stay in hospital until she is medically safe to go to a private hospital for the Eating Disorder Program, which is an 8 week inpatient plan as recommended by health professionals. Unfortunately, there is currently a ONE year waiting list for a program in the public health system.

After this period, Danielle will still require weekly Dieticians, Psychologists, GP visits, Medications and Therapy to help her get her life back on track, which is an unknown time line.

Dani and her family are beyond grateful for any kindness shown through this platform . This journey will be very hard, and this process is going to be very expensive.

The family is extremely grateful for the kindness already shown and thank EVERYONE for their generosity.

We all send Dani our love and support.