This girl almost lost her finger tips for the most shocking reasons you could imagine
Battling Anorexia is extremely tough for several young girls all over the world. But what is heartening to know is the fact that with sheer determination you can get over it even though it may almost take your life. Ellie Lietzow suffered form an eating disorder and was depressed to a point where she even lost her fingertips. Living in Australia, Ellie Lietzow at 17 even refused to drink water and her weight plummeted to five and a half stone.
When Elle was young she was overweight. She was taunted and called a whale by her peers at school. However determined to get fit and lose weight, Elle took to swimming and at 15 even entered the Australian Olympic swimming trials. But it was soon after that she gave up the sport and took to the most dangerous thing. Dieting.
1 Hospitalization for the first time
Elle Soon started eating less. Although she began dieting on only fish and vegetables, the quantities were growing lesser day by day. Within two months she lost two stone and was immediately hospitalized. That was soon to become a trend when she Ellie developed anorexia and soon cut out food completely form her diet. She lost 40 kgs and was soon confined indoors.
2 Ellie was almost close to death her fingers had blackened
Ellie was soon close to death and she couldn’t even swallow water. After a week of no food or water, Ellie was hours from death. She was hospitalized a second time in a pitiful condition where her fingers and toes had turned black due to no circulation.
3 Ellie’s body was shutting down, she lost her finger tips
In Hospital Ellie’s conditions was near death. Her blackened fingers was infected, her nails were brittle and snapped off easily. Clumps of her lovely blonde hair fell out. She was emaciated and her ribs jutted out of her skin. The girl lost her finger tips after doctors had to snip bits of it off. Her liver and kidneys also began failing. Ellie’s body was in the process of shutting down.
4 Doctors were shocked she was alive
In hospital Ellie weighed just 35 kg and a BMI of 12. Doctors were shocked and surprised that she was still living. Ellie then decided she was going to change. She had had enough.
5 She decided to change and started to eat
Ellie then went on a vegan diet that included papayas, apples, kiwis, bananas, sweet potatoes, Thai curry soup, baked potatoes and avocados for breakfast lunch and dinner, she made sure she ate a sufficient amount. Slowly her life began to change.
6 Ellie’s message to everyone
Ellie says: ‘I wanted to stay skinny just to be accepted by everyone. I had gained so many friends when I lost weight accidentally during my swimming and everyone would compliment me”, Today she has a different mindset and now this is what she has to say. I’m now social, I go out with friends and I don’t isolate myself. ‘I try to inspire others through my Instagram and YouTube with my vegan lifestyle. Although she lost her fingertips, she struggled on.
‘A message I have for those suffering with anorexia at the moment is that only you can save yourself. You have to make the change to choose life. Ellie’s life has changed after her recovery.