Hi all. I am a member of the Eating Disorder board here on Daily Strength, and a member of that community died this past week. Her name was Lauren, she was 27 years old, and she left behind a husband and daughters Lacie - age 5 and Emily - age 4. Lauren was severely anorexic and extremely underweight. I learned this evening that she desperately wanted help and that her efforts to get help were blocked by a family member. Now she's dead. If you will, please saw a prayer for Laurens friends and family, especially for Mala - Laurens closest friend, and for her children. I pray that those girls can come to terms with the death of their mom and that they can grow up and NOT develop an eating disorder. It has been proven that children can and do pick up eating disorder behaviors from their parents. Thank you.