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Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular (20 pics)

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

19 year old Ellen Lietzow is a former anorexia sufferer who came close to death when she refused to eat or drink anything as a result of wanting to be more popular with the kids at school.

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Ellen, then 17, refused to let even a drop of water touch her lips at the height of her struggle with anorexia, when her weight plummeted to under five and a half stone.?

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

In just a few months Elle lost almost seven stone (40 kilos).?

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Elle was so thin she weighed just 35 kilos.

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

After a week of fasting she collapsed with a seizure and was rushed to hospital.?

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

She was in such poor condition doctors and nurses were astonished she was still alive.?

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

She said: "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.?

I thought, if I quit swimming I am going to have to keep that low weight so that people would still want to be my friends, because if I gain weight no one would want to be my friend anymore."?


Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Elle said: "My life has changed since my recovery. I`m now social, I go out with friends and I don`t isolate myself.?"

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Today, Elle is happy and healthy.

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

Teenage Girl Nearly Dies in an Attempt to Be Popular

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