Leah was a regular reader of my blog. She posted an inpirational message just days ago, a message full of hope and determination that she was on the upside of her eating disorder.
Leah died January 8, 2007 at 1:15am.
She went out for a run with her partner Emily, collapsed, was brought to emergency, but apparently her heart was too damaged due to her eating disorder, and it could no longer sustain her life.
Poof. Gone. Another young beauty taken from us because she could not escape the beauty myth pressures of this world.
She is not a model, she never made it to Hollywood, so you won’t see Leah’s life profiled in the star obsessed media. Instead, she will fade away quietly, leaving her light with all knew her.
Leah: You were, and will continue to be an inspiration in my life. You are the reason for this blog, and your memory will live on in those if us who knew you.
Leah’s friend Jen wrote a poetic post about how Leah would “just be.” Take the time to read it today, and think about how precious your life is.
Your life is now.