My name is Amanda, and I'm 30 years old, which Is kind of incredible considering when i was 16 i was told I would be lucky to live to see graduation. I have been battling a disease called rumination syndrome. This disease that took my dream childhood, and turned it into a battle for my life. My high school years were lost do to hospitalizations, severe depression, and hopelessness and anger.. this eventually lead to off and on drug use, legal issues, and a begging for this disease to just finish me off.. 15 years later, I am still alive and I want to share my story with anyone who wants to know, especially anyone else out there dealing with a similar story.