Lieba Brownstein was given a Project HEAL treatment grant to Monte Nido Manhattan on January 5, 2015. Now, two years later, she shares with us an update on what life is like after eating disorder recovery, plans for the future, and how Project HEAL saved her life.
About Lieba Brownstein:
I am currently in social work school at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and am 100% in love with life. I have big dreams of changing the world one day and opening up the first Jewish eating disorder treatment center in America, which I plan to name EMET (which means Truth in Hebrew). The acronym stands for Everyone Matters Eating Treatment.
I live in Washington Heights with some fun people and I chill really hard. I am Lieba. I play softball. I go to improv shows. Project Heal saved my life. I eat burgers and fries. I drink beer and I am an incredible sister to Ilan, Natan, and Jessie. I have struggled with an eating disorder. I am recovered. I am not defective. I can burp the ABCs. I was addicted to diet coke, and like I said before, I am loving life thanks to Project HEAL.