Anorexic woman posts emotional video thanking donors after raising nearly $200K for treatment

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Left: Still image of Rachael Farrokh from her new video thanking her supporters in her fight against anorexia. Right: Farrokh receiving help from her husband.
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It was only last month when California actress Rachael Farrokh's harrowing plea for help with her anorexia disorder went viral. Now, Farrokh has released a new video, saying she's on the way to recovery while thanking all of her supporters.

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"I want to thank you all for everything that you're doing for us," Farrokh said in the new video. "I actually have a chance to live."

"Not only have you saved my life, you have saved other people's lives," Farrokh said.

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Since starting a GoFundMe page on April 29, Farrokh has raised over $185,000 to help pay for medical costs and treatments. Farrokh's weight was below the necessary requirements to receive treatment at certain health facilities. With the money raised, Farrokh was able to receive a "hand-picked team" that could provide the care she needed at her bedside.

Farrokh says that her recovery could take three-to-five years, but she's prepared to face the challenge.

"It's going to be a long recovery...this is a long process, and it's longer than I anticipated, but with your support I know I can do this."