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Fresh hope for starving Emma

(L>R) Dad Allan, sister Amy- Marie, mum Beverley Duffy, and Emma Duffy on the ward in Middlesborough Hospital on Christmas day 2013. Duffy . Emma Duffy, 24 of Chesterfield suffers from the  eating disorder anorexia and has not eaten in a year. Mother Beverley is fighting to raise the �million needed for Emma's treatment.
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Ross Parry/ Tom Maddick

(L>R) Dad Allan, sister Amy- Marie, mum Beverley Duffy, and Emma Duffy on the ward in Middlesborough Hospital on Christmas day 2013. Duffy . Emma Duffy, 24 of Chesterfield suffers from the eating disorder anorexia and has not eaten in a year. Mother Beverley is fighting to raise the �million needed for Emma's treatment. for copy see RPYANOREXIC Ross Parry/ Tom Maddick

An anorexic woman who has tried to kill herself nine times has been discharged from hospital amid fresh hope of specialist treatment.

Emma Duffy, 24, who also battles borderline personality disorder could be accepted for treatment at The Retreat in York, after doctors agreed to reapply for funding.

The hospital is one of the only centres in the UK to treat both illnesses together.

Mum, Beverley Duffy, of Walton said the former Parkside pupil has been ‘in good spirits’ since the application was resubmitted.

She said: “It could be a good outcome. Emma is keeping positive, she is going out with her friendsand keeping herself busy.

“She still isn’t eating but it is just one step at a time.”

A spokesperson for The Retreat said he couldn’t comment on individuals, but it would be dealt with through the referall system.

Emma’s family launchedthe Saving Emma campaign last month in a bid to raise the moneyfor private treatment at The Retreat – around £156,000 a year.

The find out more about the campaign visit www.facebook.com/savingemmaduffy or follow @savingEmma1 on Twitter.

 

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