04/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Family Of Anorexia Victim Speaks Out: 'It Really Took Everything That She Was'

She described herself as a salesperson, a computer program and database manager. Others described her as beautiful, talented, smart, having everything going for her. Her parents described her as athletic, humorous, organized and dependable.

But on the inside, Emily Fischer was sensitive, a perfectionist, whose feelings were hurt easily, who put a lot of pressure on herself. Emily was perfect to the outside world. She gave the impression that everything was always fine. But the tendency to hold things in and the inner battle to overcome her fear of failure that drove Emily Fischer to a life no one ever imagined she would live.

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