I recently was discharged from a mental health hospital because of an ongoing battle with my eating disorder. I got the COURAGE key from my church and decided it was my time to pass it on to my dear friend, 13 year old Aspen, who was also in the eating disorder program with me. She has more courage than anyone I know in the world, and continues going to the hospital every day working towards recovery. I gave her the key in the hopes that she would recognize that her own courage is all that she needs in order to achieve a better life. I know that this will provide a tangible source of hope and strength as well as be a relic of our friendship and many memories we struggled through together.
October 14, 2015