Anorexia tore our family apart: Father and daughter lay bare its devastating impact

Anorexia tore our family apart: Father and daughter lay bare its devastating impact

Anorexia tore our family apart: In this emotionally raw account, a father and his medical student daughter – who was willing herself to die – lay bare its devastating impact

12:12 PM on 12th August 2011

Healthy size: Lucy as she is today after winning her battle against weight disorder anorexia

Healthy size: Lucy as she is today after winning her battle against weight disorder anorexia

Lucy Thomas Lucy Thomas

Stubborn: Lucy was eventually told by a consultant to admit herself to hospital or be “sectioned” and forced to go against her will – she refused to go

Gaunt: Lucy

Gaunt: Lucy”s weight plummeted to just 5st

Skinny: Daily Mail writer David Thomas on holiday with his frail looking daughter

Skinny: Daily Mail writer David Thomas on holiday with his frail looking daughter