Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Hospital Should Be Allowed To Force Feed 40-Pound Dying Anorexic Actress

Rachael Farrokh

Anorexia is a serious eating disorder where sufferers of the disease starve themselves to look thin, often sending them to an early grave via malnutrition and organ failure. People seeking to take control of their lives, albeit in the wrong manner, view starvation as the answer, but it initiates a negative nutritional pattern many find difficult to break. It becomes a negative compulsion with the brain stuck in a dangerous pattern.

An actress in California, Rachael Farrokh, is an anorexic on the cusp of death, having starved herself down to an emaciated frame of 40-pounds. Farrokh suffers from dysmorphia, where she sees her body image in the incorrect manner, which led to anorexia nervosa. Farrokh is stating several hospitals, with the exception of one, have informed her she is "too skinny to treat."

Hospitals or medical facilities should be endowed with the legal right to obtain court approval to force feed anorexics in danger of death, via a judicial order enabling them to detain anorexia suffers for weeks, to facilitate the necessary weigh gain to save their lives. High calorie liquid infusions, packed with vitamins and minerals, properly administered over the course of weeks, would be beneficial in returning anorexics to good health.

The government can buy bombs and others weapons of war costing billions of dollars, but give insufficient attention to the health care and nutritional needs of the homeless or helpless such as anorexics. The government's priorities are all wrong. Taxpayers' money could go to more useful and socially beneficial endeavors, such as helping people in need.


Dying anorexic actress, 37, who weighs approximately 40 pounds, makes heart-wrenching video plea for help as hospitals say she is 'too skinny to treat' 

Published: 21:50 EST, 20 May 2015 | Updated: 07:20 EST, 21 May 2015 - At five-foot-seven, she weighs a mere '40-something pounds' and is close to death. Now, Rachael Farrokh, from Southern California, is begging the public to help save her life. The 37-year-old actress, who has been battling anorexia nervosa for more than 10 years, has released a video on YouTube describing her fight against the life-threatening eating disorder.

In the footage, she explains how her condition has severely declined in recent months, leaving her emaciated, breathless and too weak to move around on her own at her San Clemente home. She also reveals how her husband, Ron Edmondson, has had to quit his job to become her 24-hour caregiver, while area hospitals won't treat her because her 'dangerous' weight makes her a 'liability'.

'There's one hospital across the country that can help, and my chances are very slim. We need your help,' a gaunt-looking Ms Farrokh says in the video, asking viewers to donate 'anything you can'. Sitting on a couch with a pink hooded top covering her tiny frame, Ms Farrokh, begins the video by saying: 'I need your help. I'm suffering from an eating disorder. It's a very severe kind of anorexia.'

Struggling to get her words out, she continues: 'I've been suffering from this for quite a while now. I'm five-[foot]-seven, 40-something pounds and no hospitals will even take me at this point.