Here’s Erica’s story, in Erika’s words:
After over a year of experimenting with my diet, the pain had not gone away. Mentally, I struggled nearly everyday with feeling alone, hopeless, and like I didn’t fit in. I continued but only because I feared the unknown consequences knowing that they would be
worse than my current condition. I longed for a community of teenagers I could relate to that could give me support and advice.
After over a year and a half, the joint inflammation finally went away. Shortly after that, I wrote my book. I’ve built a strong support system around me that encourages me through every step and helps make this journey easier. I still struggle on a weekly basis with feeling alone and hopeless as I still have other health issues to overcome but I am not going to quit and have become mentally stronger through all of this.
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