Help Leah Recover from Anorexia!

Hi. My name is Leah Ilana, and I've suffered from an eating disorder for over 20 years, since elementary school. I have mainly suffered from anorexia, but I've struggled with bulimia for a time as well. Since 2015 I have been to treatment a few times, but in May 2017 something changed. I went to the Renfrew Center of Florida for residential treatment, and now, for the first time I ever, I achieved true recovery. 
There's so much I want to do with my recovery, including give back by becoming a social worker, being involved in my community, and eventually getting married to the love of my life. 
Un fortunately, I'm very much stuck. I had over two years of recovery when tragedy struck my family. In January 2019, my father passed away. Devastated by the loss, I relapsed into my disease and since October I have been in treatment at the Alsana treatment center. Alsana is really helping me work through the grief and trauma but unfortunately due to this relapse I am struggling to pay for co-pays. I am also currently unemployed, the start-up I was working at having folded over the summer. Trying to make this stint in treatment to work financially has been tough, as my fiancé is currently in graduate school full time to become a therapist. 
I lack parental financial support, and am trying to make it out on my own, but this is proving more and more difficult.
Back in 2014, I almost died from the anorexia, and I am fighting with everything I have to make sure that doesn't happen again. But if I don't have the ability to continue to pay for treatment, I could very easily slide back into my disease. Every little bit counts, and I hope y'all can help me continue this fight so that I can give back to the recovery community, and the community at large.

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    • $50 
    • 14 mos
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    • $10 
    • 35 mos
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    • 35 mos
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    • 35 mos
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    • $350 
    • 36 mos
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Leah Ilana 
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Pacific Grove, CA
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