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Emma Oldfield

Emma Oldfield

Name: Emma Oldfield
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
Campaign: To get medics to offer improved support to those recovering from an eating disorder

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Binge Eating Type, a combination of both Anorexia and Bulimia. 

 

After my mum passed away in 2012, the illness spiralled out of control. I didn’t feel I deserved to be here when my mum couldn't be. 

 

My eating disorder means I won't eat for a long time, but when I do I binge on huge amounts of high carbohydrate, high sugar foods.

 

When I have finished, I feel terrible and am scared of putting on weight so will purge myself of the food by vomiting and over-exercising.  Then the cycle starts all over again.

 

I am still in the grip of my eating disorder but am receiving treatment and working hard to get better.

 

There are a number of key things that I think would have helped my recovery - and so I have made a film with Fixers to tell medical professionals exactly what they are.

Here is a list of Fixers who helped me with my campaign:

 

Hannah Bright

Bethany McLean

Sujot Biswas

Harvey Dalton

Jessica Lumsden

Alice Liambias-Maw

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