Through Thick and Thin: One Foster Family's Eating Disorder Journey (Paperback)

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Through Thick and Thin: One Foster Family's Eating Disorder Journey (Paperback)

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Pediatrician Carolyn Roy-Bornstein and her husband had a comfortably empty nest after their sons had grown and flown. Soon after, Carolyn noticed that two of her patients struggled after their father died of cancer and their mother became too mentally ill to care for them. As a result, they were both placed in foster care, where one developed a severe eating disorder and the other began self-harming. In a leap of faith, Carolyn and her husband opened their home to these sisters and became their foster parents. Carolyn, despite being a doctor, was unprepared for the harsh realities of severe anorexia, depression and grueling treatment. She had worked as a pediatrician for the Department of Children and Families for years, but still was not equipped for the bureaucratic struggles she would face to save her youngest foster child from a brutal eating disorder. This book outlines the struggles of a fledgling foster family who, despite all odds, remains devoted to one another throughout the healing process.
Carolyn Roy-Bornstein's work has been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Poets & Writers and many other places. She lives with her family on the North Shore of Boston.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476687315
ISBN-10: 1476687315
Publisher: Toplight Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2021
Pages: 203
Language: English