‘Whilst your anorexia seems like your best friend, she knows everything about you and is always there, she is also your worst enemy and not someone you want to know.’ – Hope Virgo
We follow Hope’s devastating struggle with anorexia. For four years, she managed to keep it hidden, keeping dark secrets from friends and family. But then, on 17th November 2007, Hope’s world changed forever. She was admitted to a mental health hospital. Her heart nearly stopped. her skin was yellowing. She was barely recognisable. Forced to leave her family and friends, the hospital became her home. Over the next year, Hope faced the biggest challenge of her life. At her lowest ebb, Hope had to find the courage to beat her anorexia.
In Stand Tall Little Girl, Hope shares her harrowing, yet truly inspiring, journey. Through her letters and diary entries, Hope tells us how she fought from rock bottom to beat the ‘friend’, that had controlled and nearly destroyed her life. The story of Hope’s recovery will inspire countless others.