Attention Howard..Manorexia Kills…Dying Anorexic Actress, Who weighs 40 Pounds Makes Plea For Help..

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  1. teehee

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    Dying anorexic actress, 37, who weighs approximately 40 pounds, makes heart-wrenching video plea for help as hospitals say she is 'too skinny to treat'
    • Rachael Farrokh, 37, developed anorexia nervosa more than 10 years ago
    • It spiraled after she 'lost job and struggled to get over a painful memory'
    • She is emaciated, weighs '40-something pounds' and is too weak to move
    • Her husband has quit job as personal trainer to be her full-time caregiver
    At five-foot-seven, she weighs a mere '40-something pounds' and is close to death.

    Now, Rachael Farrokh, from Southern California, is begging the public to help save her life.


    The 37-year-old actress, who has been battling anorexia nervosa for more than 10 years, has released a video on YouTube describing her fight against the life-threatening eating disorder.

    In the footage, she explains how her condition has severely declined in recent months, leaving her emaciated, breathless and too weak to move around on her own at her San Clemente home.

    She also reveals how her husband, Ron Edmondson, has had to quit his job to become her 24-hour caregiver, while area hospitals won't treat her because her 'dangerous' weight makes her a 'liability'.

    video by saying: 'I need your help. I'm suffering from an eating disorder. It's a very severe kind of anorexia.'

    Struggling to get her words out, she continues: 'I've been suffering from this for quite a while now. I'm five-[foot]-seven, 40-something pounds and no hospitals will even take me at this point.

    'Rod is now my 24-hour caregiver. In order for us to get [to the hospital that can help]... and I'm not one to ever ask for help...I need your help, otherwise I don't have a shot. And I'm ready to get better.

    She finally guides viewers to a dedicated GoFundMe page, where she is aiming to raise $100,000 to fund her treatment. She has so far raised $33,150, while her video has garnered over 11,000 views.

    Ms Farrokh met Mr Edmondson, 41, while he was working as a personal trainer at her gym. Prior to her battle with anorexia, she was a beautiful, active, healthy woman, Mr Edmondson told ABC.

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    Weak: In the video, Ms Farrokh says Mr Edmondson (both pictured), has had to quit his job to become her 24-hour caregiver, while area hospitals won't treat her because her 'dangerous' weight makes her a 'liability'

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    Desperate: 'There is one hospital across the country that can help, and my chances are very slim. We need your help,' a gaunt-looking Ms Farrokh says in the video, asking viewers to donate 'anything you can'

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    'She was a very active individual growing up, she was a perfectionist,' he said. On Facebook, Ms Farrokh has posted a photo of herself looking healthy in sports gear, taken many years ago.

    'At first, it was innocent, I wanted to drop a few pounds to get better abs,' said Ms Farrokh, adding that a sudden job loss and a painful memory from her past had allowed her anorexia to creep in.

    As her disorder 'spiraled out of control', the actress saw her weight drop from a healthy 125 pounds to a much lower figure. And in recent months, it has dropped even further - to below 50 pounds.

    Ms Farrokh declined to reveal her exact weight to the news station. But in her video, her chest bones can be seen sticking up through her skin, her face is gaunt and her knee bones jut out of her legs.

    'My sister gave me a collage of pictures of when I was acting or doing certain things,' said Ms Farrokh, who spends her time in a hospital bed inside her house and cannot walk on her own.

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    Sick: Ms Farrokh said a sudden job loss and a painful memory from her past had allowed anorexia to creep in

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    'I look at that girl, the head shot, it's only a few years old. It's like I know I've wasted this much of my life. I just want to be that person again - that strong, independent woman that can be herself.'

    Because of her condition, Ms Farrokh, who lists her occupation as 'Actor' on Facebook, has previously suffered from heart and liver failure, and has had to undergo blood transfusions.

    She has also experienced a decline in mental ability as her body continues to 'shut down'.


    'At such a low body weight, my brain is a little slower than I would like, Ms Farrokh told ABC. 'Sometimes, you'll forget what you said a few seconds ago. You're just not on your game.'

    On the GoFundMe page, Mr Edmondson, who longer works as a personal trainer, writes: 'My lovely wife and I have been together for more than a decade and she will be seeing her final days if we don’t take action!

    'Her weight continues to plummet to a weight that's extremely dangerous.


    'She has been fighting through a disease that has the highest mortality rate of all psychological disorders, an extreme case of Anorexia.

    'There is only one hospital in the country that specializes in refeeding patients at such a low body weight and it’s my mission to get her there.

    'If she receives too many calories her metabolism will kick up and she will lose even more weight. This is a VERY delicate medical situation. Hospitals won't admit her because she is a liability for them. 'She doesn't meet their minimum weight requirement and they don't have the capabilities to save her.'

    He goes to describe his wife as a 'captivating, kind and amazing woman' who 'always puts others before herself'. Her family and friends have supported her throughout her battle, he writes.

    Dr. Michael Strober, professor of psychiatry at Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, told ABC that the refeeding process needs to be 'carefully monitored', otherwise it can put patients at risk.

    'Too rapid increase of calories can result in the metabolic adaptation which is associated of a number of hazards, which can be life-threatening,' Dr Strober said.

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    'Kind': He described his wife as a 'captivating and amazing woman' who 'always puts others before herself'. Above, Ms Farrokh is pictured in a Facebook photo taken years ago, before she dropped to below 50 pounds

    Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by an abnormally low body weight and an all-consuming fear of gaining weight. Sufferers typically have a distorted perception of their bodies.

    They may deliberately restrict the amount of food they eat, or control the amount of calories they consume by vomiting. They also might attempt to lose weight by engaging in excessive exercise.

    Symptoms include extreme weight loss, abnormal blood counts, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, thin or easily breakable hair, a lack of menstruation (in women) and dry skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.

    The Clinic explains: 'Anorexia isn’t really about food. It’s an unhealthy way to try to cope with emotional problems. When you have anorexia, you often equate thinness with self-worth.'

    To visit Ms Farrokh's GoFundMe page, titled 'Rachael's Road to Recovery', click here.

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  2. MrWarmth

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    She could stand to lose another 10 to 15 pounds, Robin
     
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    The poor woman. She is 5 ft 7. I can't imagine how she is still alive..
     
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    Eat 5 almonds. She'll be as good as new.
     
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    And have a couple ribs removed too. It would give her a great "hour glass" figure. :jackoff:
     
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    My sister was a major anorexic years ago. She is 5 ft 10. She got down to 102 pounds. She looked like a skeleton with hair. I took pics to show her what she really looked like. All she said was "hmmm.." she prob thought she needed to lose more. She went to a shrink for marital issues. I asked if shrink mentioned her obvious anorexia. He never did…Charlatans!! I'm sure Howards guy tells him he looks handsome..:eek:
    I can't fathom how this woman got so thin...
     
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    I bet her pussy looks like a turkey's wishbone..
    :dance:
     
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    Desperate: 'There is one hospital across the country that can help, and my chances are very slim.'
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    At least she has a sense of humor about her situation.
     
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    Ya think I look fat in these pants. Life is some times scary. Ya just never no.
     
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    Now she can finally fit in those skinny jeans.
     
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    I know a chick who lost 100 lbs over a year or two. Her shrink never said anything about anorexia either! He was more concerned about having his couch de-fumigated after her appointments!

    Big deal, your couch smells like parmesan cheese...big deal!

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    She doesn't need $100k......she needs a milkshake and double cheeseburger. Fuck off with your "GoFundMe" and eat something.
     
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    Holy Toledo!!
     
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    It sounds mean to say but honestly, best thing would be to just let her die. She's ruined her internal organs getting down this small, even if she gained a bunch of weight she'd still have health problems...she's mentally ill and probably best just to end her suffering..
     
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    At least she has a sense of humor about her situation.[/QUOTE]
    I think I saw her on Doctor Who
     
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    at this point, every organ in her body has probably shut down. maybe she had a chance when she was 80lbs.......she's probably close to death now.

    howard believes she's at a perfect weight.
     
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    She looks like my dad in his final days when he was dying of cancer. It horrified me to see how skinny he was. When he was referred to hospice care he weighed 112 lbs at 6' tall. From that day he barely ate or drank a thing and he lasted about three weeks. I don't know how he lasted that long. Moving him in his bed, he felt light as a feather. It's amazing how little it takes to keep us living.
     
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    Sorry about your dad. My mom died of cancer as well. It was awful watching her melt away in front of me. I would never wish this on anyone...
     
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    too skinny to treat? I prescribe a fuckin sammich
     
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    Robin's Diet Book. Otherwise she woulda been a goner MONTHS ago.