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Friday, November 9, 2012

Dearest Darling Readers Of My Blog: A Plea

Written today by Camilla:
Dearest Darling Readers of my Blog:
I've been getting e-mails and letters and care packages galore! I can't even express how much your generosity has meant to all the girls here, and to me. I so appreciate all the support. There are literally not words.

My dad told me that my blog has been getting tons of visits. I'm so happy and humbled that people are taking an interest in my story and supporting my efforts to be here in treatment. I'm so grateful to be here.

I have to be honest, I'm scared that I won't be able to stay as long as I need to. I'm here in treatment, but I'm paying as I go. So far I have paid for a month, so until November 18th. In addition, I have just over $4000 that's been donated since I've arrived. I'm so scared to leave. It's the hardest thing I've ever done, but I'm safe here and I know I'm not done with the work.

Dear Reader, PLEASE PLEASE donate if you can. Or pray. Or share my blog. Or send good vibes and positive thoughts my way. I really need to be able to stay here, and two more weeks just isn't enough time. And funds are running out quickly.

Being here has literally saved my life. I need to stay and do the work to ensure that I kill Frank dead. Please help.

Much love,
Camilla

PS: Go Sounders!

16 comments:

  1. Is there a 501(c)(3) to donate to?

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    1. Not yet. We're working on setting one up, but they take a long time.

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  2. I have known women that have had eating disorders, so I know what a difficult illness you have. All the same, couldn't you have chosen a less costly program? Yes, I'm sure that this place has a terrific program, but it's pricey, and if you don't have the money, what good is it?

    As much as I'm enjoying reading your blog, I admit that the frequent cries for money are becoming a turn off. Perhaps you should think of other ways to pay for this, or like I said, opt for a less expensive treatment. I'm not trying to be negative here, but let's face it - money is tight for everyone these days, and everyone is asking for a donation, it seems.

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    1. Concerning: AnonymousNovember 10, 2012 9:28 AM,YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR MAKING SUCH A LOW-BLOW COMMENT~ I THINK YOU OWE CAMILLA AND ALL READERS OF THIS BLOG AN APOLOGY.

      If you have a problem with Camilla's blog, just don't read it. You are silly and an embarrasment.

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    2. If you read all of Camillas blog you will know she has tried many other avenues. I have seen this with my own eyes being her friend. All treatments that will give her the type of help she needs cost the same. I can all ready tell a difference in how she types that she is on the path to getting healthy. That can't continue with out financial support. If she could get grants to help that would help. There are too many people out there living their life on assistance who are not trying (and many who are as well) and get free aid. Camilla needs aid and we are currently the only option to spread the word and help her. If you can think of a better way to pay for her treatment then provide valid solutions. Otherwise please respect her friends and family who are trying everything they can think of to help....and hold your negativity to yourself. Thank you.

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  3. Camilla,

    I was anorexic/bulimic starting in high school...maybe even before in some way. Up until I was around 30 years old. I couldn't afford treatment either. It was a long, slow road to realizing I did have control of my life...if I just took it. Through prayer and hard work, I got better. I still have self esteem issues here and there and am still working on it day by day...and I'm 56 years old now! But it is much easier to handle on a day by day basis...where I can forgive myself each and every day. Though I will never go back to anorexia...I still struggle with food, but I have learned to eat healthy and give myself a break. I love to cook and I love to eat :0) When someone has anorexia...no one else understands unless they too have it or had it. I understand. Look to your future...serve others in ways that build you up as a person and in ways that make a difference in other's lives. Lose yourself to find yourself...it works miracles :0) I pray for you everyday. One day at a time...one bite of food at a time. Trust yourself...and don't listen to anonymous posters who don't support your will to live.

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  4. I shared your story on my blog today, I hope it helps!
    http://justjannette.blogspot.com/

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  5. Concerning: AnonymousNovember 10, 2012 9:28 AM, I am shocked and ashamed at your post. This poor girl is spilling her hear out to everyone, and all you can say is that you are tired of her constant cries for donations. If you don't want to hear about it, don't read it. I see you are anonymous, therefore you have no problem picking on her, but yet you won't say who you are. Camilla has done something that so many of us are afraid to do-ask for help! She realizes that she has a problem and knows that she needs help if she wants to survive. I can only imagine the pain and struggles that she is going through, then to have negative feedback from people. I understand that you are entitled to your opinion, but come on, she has enough on her plate and clearly feels bad enough that she is having to ask for help. I hope you take a step back and really think about what you have said.
    As for you Camilla, keep up the good work. I know this is a minute by minute thing, but your strength is so amazing that I have no doubt that you can win this. I hope our donation helps somewhat, as I know that this is so expensive, but like you said, every bit helps. You have a great group of family, friends, and supporters standing behind you, and I have no doubt that the money will come in and help you stay in treatment as long as you need. Good luck! And remember, everyone has haters, you just have to stand above it and know that you have way more supporters than anything. Good luck and keep up the good work. I enjoy your stories and your candidness. xoxo

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    1. No. I'm not being a hater. Far from it. Like I said, I know women that have eating disorders. A close friend of mine was in the psych center in Kirkland for treatment of her ED. But - I've been to the web site of this center in Utah. It looks like a good place. But I see that also they have a program for women who can't afford the whole treatment - it sounds like something that could be combined with another type of treatment. Maybe a less costly treatment. I'm not being a hater; I'm being realistic. A full 6 months or so at this place - that is going to be really pricey, especially when the needs in this world are so great. So many people need help.

      I really want to keep reading this blog. I think it offers good insight into the world of eating disorders. But I don't have the time to wade through frequent cries for help.

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    2. "But I don't have the time to wade through frequent cries for help."

      Um, this whole blog is a cry for help because she needs money.


      Also, Camilla, I'll continue to spread the word.

      - A very different anon-commenter.

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  6. attention: AnonymousNovember 10, 2012 6:50 PM WHOEVER YOU ARE: Please leave this site, you are repulsive.

    Camilla,

    We love you and pray for your health and welfare. You are a beautiful, strong, talented, intelligent, capable woman and have an amazing life ahead of you. I know when you are well, you'll be able to be a blessing to so many other girls afflicted with this same illness. You can beat this. I'm so proud of you. Keep it up. xoxo

    Love,
    Bonnie

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  7. Our beautiful and sweet friend Camilla Kuhns is in need of help. What is a better time to be thankful and help a friend in need than during this Holiday Season? We will donate $2.00 from every order on www.alyfun.com to help Camilla Kuhns fight anorexia. Please, visit her blog to learn more: http://millathenightbaker.blogspot.com/

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  8. Just wanted to let Camilla know what I'm posting everywhere. I hope it helps

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  9. Camilla,

    Have you considered finding advertisers for your blog? With as many hits as you are receiving, an advertiser would pay for that kind of traffic. Blogs with a lot of hits can post each ad for $3000-$5000 or more a month. Please look into it!

    Don't give up!

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  10. I'm a new reader and want to say I'm so proud of you and I have every confidence that you will VANQUISH FRANK! That’s right. Remember when your eggs whispered: "You need me to live, which means I’m in control... You have no say." What a flat-out, syrup-covered lie! Your CHOICE to be at CFC and your CHOICE to sit and face that plate and your COURAGE to be honest with yourself means that YOU, in fact, are choosing to live. And to live abundantly. Being alive gives us the freedom and breath and scope to be our own agents. Every day will be that much more beautiful. You're in my prayers and heart, Camilla. And I'm sending my month's "fun fund" too :-)

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  11. Have you thought about doing a Kickstarter campaign? Not sure what the rewards for each level would be, though... Hmmm.

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