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Even before high school, Jessica Felicio found herself struggling with an eating disorder. By the time she discovered that what she had—bulimia—was an illness, she had already collapsed from malnutrition and exhaustion after struggling with bullying for most of her life.
During rehab, Jessica found herself beginning to binge eat and vomit again, starting the harmful cycle all over.
To read Jessica’s full story, visit Stories of Andrews at andrews.edu/stories. I had the privilege of working on this powerful story about eating disorders with Letitia Bullard, student chaplain, who identified this story and interviewed Jessica. I hope you enjoy this very transparent and direct account of this student’s journey.
Jessica, thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for being part of the spirit of Andrews.
Berrien Springs, MI
Felicio, Jessica, "Jessica Felicio" (2017). Fall 2017. 3.