At the young age of 14, Gemma Walker was diagnosed with both anorexia nervosa and bulimia. These two severe eating disorders are not to be taken lightly, and in Gemma’s case, were life threatening. The teen weighed a tiny 63lbs (28kg), or 4.5 stone, forcing her devastated parents to consider palliative care.
Weighing in at a mere 63lbs at the age of 14, Gemma’s parents were told by doctors that she would have only 48 hours to live if she didn’t receive immediate medical intervention.
Over the next 7 years she was in and out of hospital, being admitted for both emergency and psychiatric care. Now 22-years-old, Gemma has posted pictures showing her at her lowest weight to celebrate six months of being well.
Gemma Walker was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia aged 14
Gemma’s parents were told by doctors that she would have only 48 hours to live if she didn’t receive immediate medical intervention
The shocking images show the young woman looking skeletal
Over the next seven years, she was admitted to hospital three times with one emergency care and two long term psychiatric and re-feeding admissions.
The desperate teen would consume 6,500 calories in just 20 minutes causing her to pass out and experience hallucinations.
Gemma explained: “My recovery was very traumatic. My weight gain was very rapid. In less than seven months I put on 40kgs
She is now celebrating her recovery at the age of 22.
Now 22, Miss Walker has posted both harrowing pictures and those which show her remarkable recovery to celebrate six months of being well.