Emma's Recovery

My heart feels like it has been through a shredder. Today I dropped off my kind, tender-hearted, empathetic, loving, helpful, and very, very sick daughter six hours away to stay for an unknown length of time in a residential treatment program.
My sweet girl has been terrorized by an eating disorder and this is our best hope. I knew something terrible was wrong and I tried my best to help but nothing I could offer was able to free her from this monster that literally puts her in a state of fight or flight every time it comes to swallowing the food that is so necessary for keeping her alive. I have fed this child since she was born but I can't feed her now. And honestly, I feel overwhelmed and a little lost, but I can not lose her to this and I will fight until my last breath to get her well.
I DO NOT enjoy asking for help, but I need help now. This is emotionally draining yes, but it is also financially draining. So if you have ever wanted a piece of my artwork, please consider getting it soon. I have prints of almost all of my work available and I am selling them for donations, just let me know which prints you want. All of the money earned goes straight to medical bills and our travel back and forth. This is family based therapy so we will be traveling often. I feel incredibly sad that she's so far away from me but I also feel relieved that they are capable of keeping her nourished and hopeful that they can teach her to become free of this horror so we can get our true Emma back. Thank you all for not judging and just loving her through this.
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Misty Tippens 
Knoxville, TN

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