Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why I Am Joining the M.O.M. March

Kitty Westin

I was speaking to a reporter yesterday and when he asked why I was joining the M.O.M. March these words came from somewhere deep within: “I think I am seen as the Grandmother of the movement. I am humbled to join with other mom’s, family members, sufferers, and others who are united in our fight against eating disorders.  I have been using my voice for nearly 15 years and it has always been my dream to bring our collective voices and march in DC!”  I cannot wait to send the message to Congress that our voices will be heard, we will not go away until they are heard and we have patience and persistence beyond their wildest imagination.


Anna Selina Westin
I march for my Anna, who died from an eating disorder on February 17, 2000, and for the millions of people affected by eating disorders who cannot join us in Washington DC.  I feel it is my responsibility to be Anna’s voice and she left me with instructions to never let her (or my) voice die.  Anna was wise, thoughtful, compassionate and insistent that her voice and the fight against eating disorders live on.  She had no energy left to fight but she challenged me (and all of us) to continue battling until the war is won.

On September 30, 2014 we will unite our voices and we will send a powerful message to Congress that eating disorders deserve national attention!

written by: Kitty Westin


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am grateful beyond words for the advocacy of you and others and proud to join the fight.

Lisa Guimont said...

Thank you Kitty and Anna for, well, everything. For being my voice and that of my daughter....we will never stop fighting to end the silence of this disease.

Jacob said...

Hi Kitty,

Its your old neighbor Jacob Sams. I saw Anna's picture on Facebook from someone else, and my stomach turned initially because I remember hearing about this after it happened. You are a brave woman, and I admire your persistence. I hope that you get somewhere with this. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I remember driving Anna to school like it was yesterday. I hope all is well with you and your family. My email address is Take care.