Patrick Bergstrom is a male athlete from Hagerstown, Maryland who for four years struggled with both anorexia nervosa and alcoholism. Bergstrom’s disorder nearly claimed his life when in March of 2008 he sought treatment at Canopy Cove in Florida. In treatment he not only regained his health but discovered an incentive to share his story and help others experiencing similar adversities. After treatment he founded I Chose to Live, a recovery movement with the purpose of encouraging others to choose life over struggle and addiction. He also became a resource person for The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).
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