Melanie's E.D. Destruction Fund

Right now, I’m an anorexic and a compulsive exerciser. As my three year son, Dylan, tells me: right now, I’m “a caterpillar—an ugly bug.”

For the last 16 years, I’ve served to merely exist. Life has been about baby carrots. Bowls of watered down oatmeal. It’s been about hiding uneaten food, sneaking runs, and the absolute rigidity of my routine. There has been little joy, warmth, and or tenderness. 

Luckily, Dylan also tells me that the best thing about caterpillars is that they turn into beautiful butterflies. I know that there is more for me than the sterility of the life I’ve been leading. As Jeremiah 29 confirms, God has “plans to prosper [me] and not to harm [me], plans to give [me] hope and a future.” 

I am in desperate need of residential treatment to recover from my eating disorder. Despite the fragility of my health and the complexity of my disorder, our insurance will not approve coverage for an out of network provider. Their “in network provider” (yes, its singular) is not qualified to treat the severity of my anorexia.  We’re facing private pay expenses totaling approximately $45,000.

My husband and twin boys have paid the toll for my illness for too long. Living with an eating disorder and eating disordered person is a hell I would not wish on anyone—and it’s one my family and I refuse to continue. We’ve been through a lot together, and Team Simpson is determined to kick this eating disorder to the curb! If only it were as easy as just havin’ a sandwich ;)

Fortunately, however, I know that “if God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31

Donations

  • Kate and Drew bennett 
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Shawna Vera 
    • $150 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 64 mos
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Organizer

Melanie Honson Simpson 
Organizer
Fredericksburg, VA
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