When she was 14-years-old Gemma Walker was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. She barely weight 28.5 kg and was given 48 hours to live. Over the period of 7 years she was hospitalized three times and her father would head to her room every day to make sure she was still breathing.
After receiving proper treatment Walker recovered and is maintaining a healthy weight. She has been sharing photos of her anorexic and recovered selves to support others suffering from anorexia and inspire them.
About her experience with eating disorders she said “I felt numb, the days just melted into each other and I wished each day by, hoping that I would just pass peacefully in my sleep. My family and I were ready to let me pass.”
Walker has started her own cosmetics business and as looking hopefully towards the future.