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07/12/2013 05:12 am ET

'Intervention': Anorexic Teen Told She Would Die In Two Days Without Help (VIDEO)

Kaila was 19-years old but she weighed only 80 pounds. At 5'8" she should have weighed between 126 and 145 pounds. And yet, she continued to whittle away. Her family was desperate to get her treatment for her anorexia, which had escalated over the past six years. After five different treatment centers, and five different failures, they turned to "Intervention."

After each attempt at treatment, Kaila just kept losing weight. She was adamant that she didn't want to get help, though she did say she wanted to get better. She said she felt motivated to get better, but wanted to do it by herself. But she never showed signs of improvement.

At the intervention, she was told that she would likely die before she could successfully take care of her problem on her own. Plan for her funeral or go into treatment, she was told. Today.

“I don’t want to go to a program," Kaila repeated, as if it was a mantra. Only after her parents threatened to cut her off financially if she didn't agree did Kaila have a change of heart. She agreed to enroll in the program. When she arrived she was told she would only live two more days in her current state. Still, after only 12 weeks in the program, and with little progress achieved, Kaila left the treatment center. Her parents have told her she can't move back in until she agrees to go back again.

Examiner said Kaila was one of the more challenging cases ever featured on the show, and was saddened by her choice to leave treatment.

After more than eight years of stories, next week is the series finale of "Intervention." Tune in Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on A&E.

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