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In this series of videos, Madi candidly shares her teen perspective about her experience. She's also joined by her mom, Sue O'Dell, and high school counselor and coach, Mike Deutsch, who provide tips for adults who suspect a kid they know may be struggling with an eating disorder. Together, Madi, Sue and Mike hope to educate and inspire others about the dangers of eating disorders and the facts and resources available for those who seek treatment.
Madi describes her personal struggle with bulimia, an eating disorder, which began her freshman year in high school. Today, Madi is a strong advocate for eating disorder treatment and recovery.
Madi explains her passion for speaking up about eating disorders. Madi was successfully treated for her disorder at Children’s Colorado.
Sue and Mike share tips on talking to your child or a child in your care about eating disorders.
Madi and her mom, Sue, describe what patients in our EDU can expect from check in through treatment.
Madi describes a typical day during treatment for bulimia at Children's Colorado.
Tips from Sue and Madi for parents and patients about how to be successful during treatment for an eating disorder.
Practical tips from Sue and Mike about how parents, teachers, coaches and counselors can help kids transition back to "normal life" after treatment for an eating disorder.
Madi describes transitioning back to the "real life" of family, school and the community after being treated for bulimia at Children's Colorado.