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Frances Shillito

Frances Shillito

Name: Frances Shillito
Age: 26
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
Campaign: To show people with anorexia that recovery is possible

I was diagnosed with anorexia when I was 15.  I made myself so ill that two years later I found myself sitting in a room with my family being told by doctors that I had just two weeks to live if I didn’t get help.

 

The road to recovery has been incredibly tough and I suffered two relapses, but I made it thanks to a huge amount of support from my loved ones, and getting specialist treatment.

 

By sharing my personal experiences of anorexia in my Fixers booklet, I hope I can show other people struggling with the illness that if I can get better, anyone can.

 

I’m in a really good place now.  I work as a professional make-up artist and get to travel abroad a lot and work with some big names. 

 

For a long time, I never imagined life could be like this.  After going through such a dark time myself, it’s made me determined to help people with anorexia see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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