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In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), the Alabama Network for Eating Disorders is bringing back our virtual candlelight vigil to honor all individuals whose lives have been touched by an eating disorder. Last year, nearly 250 candles were lit. These candles will be on display during the entire NEDAW week, from February 26 - March 3, 2012, and for a few weeks following.

Click here to visit ALNEDA's homepage and learn more information and treatment resources for eating disorders.

If you are living in the Birmingham area, please attend the Candlelight Vigil hosted by Magnolia Creek on Wednesday, February 26, 2012.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lauren C.
Lit by: Naomi D.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Lindsay S
Lit by: K Hill

Candle of Support

Lit for: Everyone with an Eating Disorder
Lit by: F. Thomas

Candle of Support

Lit for: Clients of MC
Lit by: Sarah T

You are all an inspiration. Keep up the hard work. Recovery is possible.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristyn A

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristyn A
Lit by: Shelley K

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kristyn A.

Never Give Up! Love you, Mom

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristyn May A.
Lit by: Angelina D.

I'm so proud of you and your journey through recovery. I know it's been so hard for you, but you are such a strong soul and I admire that! I love you and happy 10 year friendiversary! :)

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Merrick R.
Lit by: Amanda T.

You've been gone since 1999, but you are still making a difference. Your sister is having her first baby this year, and we know he'll have a great guardian angel. You lost the battle, but you've inspired so many other warriors. You won't be forgotten!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Melanie O

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lizzy P.
Lit by: Amanda T.

You are so strong, and such a fighter, and I am glad that you are working so hard to beat this! I love you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Victoria R

Candle of Support

Lit for: Jana L
Lit by: Eric L

We are in Mobile, AL...my wife is seriously suffering with this problem (over 14 years now). We are struggling financially. Despite our Blue Cross Insurance, we can't get her into treatment long enough, to make progress. We need hope.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Madeleine B.
Lit by: Alie B. G.

Keep going, Maddy, I love you tons and am so grateful for you and all of our adventures to come. YOU CAN DO IT!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kara H.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Courtney G
Lit by: Carol G

I'm so proud of you for how hard you have worked to recover from this disease. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Connie B
Lit by: Carol G

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Frances M.
Lit by: Frances M.

Year 3 in recovery. Thank you Magnolia Creek!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: amaris r
Lit by: sydney t

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: rebecca s
Lit by: sydney t

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Suzanne B
Lit by: Suzanne B

Two years of Recovery! I thank God everyday!!

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Emily
Lit by: Suzanne

I will forever miss you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Jamie Kara H.
Lit by: Patsy H.

Kara, we are proud of the progress you have made and pray that you will recover fully. We love you, Nana and Papa

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T.
Lit by: Rebecca S.

Syd, You are an amazing inspiration to everyone around you. I know you'll change the world one day! <3

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea-Marie
Lit by: Staci

So proud of you, Shea. Love you. <3

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Julie W.
Lit by: Staci

You can do this. I believe in you. Love you. <3

Candle of Support

Lit for: Hays B
Lit by: Fran M

I love you so very much!! I think of you often and will always support you as you continue to battle ED. Thanks for being such an inspirational young woman!!!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Christine S.
Lit by: Fran M

Hey Twin!!! Just want to show my support and love for you as you fight this battle. We have continued to valiantly battle ED and though it is is not always easy, we DO NOT GIVE UP!!! I love you, my dear friend.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Darcey B.
Lit by: Fran M

Hi Darcey!! Words cannot express how happy I was to see you in December. I am happy to see you are still fighting ED. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP!!! Each day brings its own challenges and I know you can conquer them. You are always in my thoughts and will always have my support. Love ya!!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Nicole S.
Lit by: Fran M

You encourage and inspire me every day!! I am so happy to have met you and learned from you. I hope you continue to inspire others to fight ED for many years to come. Thank you for everything!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea-Marie
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Today, February 26, I have been in solid recovery for exactly 10 months and 5 days. I never thought I'd be able to say that. I'd just like to thank everyone who has stayed by my side on this long, challenging, messy, beautiful journey. As Jenni Schaefer would say, RECOVERY ROCKS!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lauren B
Lit by: Mom B

Dear Lord, I pray that you would guide Lauren and watch over each footstep that she takes on her recovery road. Please place a desire in her heart for health and in the place of addiction, place peace and joy and a love for You. Amen

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sia
Lit by: Staci

You've been my hugest inspiration for recovery, and I am so proud of the life you live, and how hard you fight. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T.
Lit by: Staci

I love you so much, and I am so proud of you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kirsten C.
Lit by: Staci

Kirsten, you beautiful woman, you. I am so proud of you, and so inspired by you and the work you do in ED advocacy. You're amazing. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kacey B.
Lit by: Staci

You got this, girl. I'm so proud of you. Love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Maggie H.
Lit by: Staci

You are such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud of you. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amanda T.
Lit by: Staci

I love you, Amanda, and I am so proud of how far you've come.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Vicki M.
Lit by: Staci

Vicki, you're amazing, and I love you. So proud of you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Christine S.
Lit by: Staci

Christine, you are a beautiful gift from God, and I am so proud of the woman you're becoming. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Emily S.J.
Lit by: Staci

Emily fought and beat her eating disorder, but was taken from us in November 2010. She is greatly missed, and an inspiration for many. I love you, Emo.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kara H.
Lit by: Staci

You can do this, Kara. Like Nicole says, if you can't believe in yourself, believe that I (and many others) believe in you. Sending lots of love and prayers your way.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amaris R.
Lit by: Staci

I'm proud of you, Airamust! Miss you a lot, and love you even more.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Arielle B.
Lit by: Staci

You are an inspiration to many, including myself. Thank you for all you do!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Bea P.
Lit by: Staci

You're wise beyond your years and an inspiration to many women and men who are struggling. Thank you for all that you do.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristyn A.
Lit by: Staci

You have come so far, beautiful friend. I am so proud of you! You got this, girl!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Victoria R.
Lit by: Staci

I am so proud of the woman you've become. I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica E. H.
Lit by: Staci

It's crazy how far you've come, girl. I am so proud of you! I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Christina G.
Lit by: Staci

Christina, I love you so much, and I am so proud of you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Candice C.
Lit by: Staci

You got this, girl! You can do it!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Mary-Whitten
Lit by: Staci

You can do this. Sending love.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica W.
Lit by: Staci

Proud of you, woman! Love.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Misha W.
Lit by: Staci

I'm proud of you, llama. :)

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Rachel C.
Lit by: Staci

So proud of you, Rachel! You got this!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica S.
Lit by: Staci

You got this girlie! I'm rooting for you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica M.
Lit by: Staci

Girl, I just recently met you, but I'm so proud of you for fighting to LIVE. Keep on keepin' on!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Emma
Lit by: Staci

It's been a long fight for you, lady. I'm proud of who you're becoming!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Suzanne B
Lit by: Staci

You've come so far! I'm so proud of you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T
Lit by: Katelyn P

I'm so proud of how far you have come! Stay strong! I love you and you are beautiful!! :)

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Magnolia Creek Girls Spring 2010
Lit by: Jayne F

You all changed my life and inspired me to choose recovery. You will all always be in my heart.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T.
Lit by: Ellen T.

Love you sydney!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kris G.
Lit by: Ashley H.

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Polly
Lit by: CS

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Amy K.
Lit by: CS

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea Marie
Lit by: Manda

Your commitment to recovery inspires me!

Candle of Support

Lit for: EDA Group
Lit by: Courtney

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: MaEli C
Lit by: Frances M.

You inspire and encourage me more than you know!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T.
Lit by: Alyssa D.

Sydney T. Oh where to begin, just kidding, I love you so much and I am so proud of you!You are such a strong and loving person! You know I am always there for you when ever you need me. I love you! Alyssa D.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Staci P
Lit by: Fran M.

Hey sweet lady!! Just want you to know that I am thinking of you and wishing you all the wonderful things recovery brings!! Love ya!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kara H
Lit by: Fran M.

Hey Kare Bear!! You are always close in mind and heart. I hope and pray that you are able to see the beautiful woman you are inside and out. Love ya to pieces!

Candle of Support

Lit for: AH
Lit by: Fran M.

Do not give ED control of your life. I hope and pray you grow to see the beautiful young lady you are inside and out.

Candle of Support

Lit for: AMV
Lit by: FM

Do not give ED control of your life. You are more than a number on a scale.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Diana S.
Lit by: Fran M.

Continue to fight for the life you want and deserve. I think of you often, dear friend!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amanda T.
Lit by: Fran M.

I hope and pray you continue to fight hard in recovery. You are such an inspiration!!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: EPSJ
Lit by: MHB

I celebrate US with each breath I take. Your light will never fade from my memory or my heart. All my love ... Unconditionally ... Forever. XOXOXO

Candle of Support

Lit for: The Creek Community
Lit by: Hays

I support and celebrate with all my Creek friends and family ... You know who you are! I am a better person because our paths crossed. Much Love. XOXOXO

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Nicole
Lit by: Hays

Nicole, Thank You, for being a light in the darkness for so many, me included. I promise to follow your lead! XOXOXO

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Christine
Lit by: Hays

Christine, who knew such a friendship could evolve from within the walls of Magnolia Creek! Let your faith and light guide you ... XOXOXO

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Linda Kaye
Lit by: Hays

Linda, I could never have envisioned a more inspiring mentor, or friend. Thank you for continuing to guide me along the recovery path. Your advice and support never falls on deaf ears! XOXOXO

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: The ladies of Rogers, Arabella, MC, EDCA, and RVI
Lit by: Amanda

You all have touched my life in so many ways. I wouldn't be who I am or where I am in life without having you all in my life. Keep fighting!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Ellen
Lit by: Amanda

You are beautiful and strong- stronger even than you think you are. Never give up hope.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: HGN
Lit by: KKF

I love my sweet sister! ZLAM!

Candle of Support

Lit for: laura w
Lit by: kimberly

you CAN do this!

Candle of Support

Lit for: amaris
Lit by: kimberly

i admire your spirit--thanks for lifting me up! i believe in you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: leslie
Lit by: kimberly

I love you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kimberly F
Lit by: Linda

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kimberly F
Lit by: Steve & Vicci K

We love you so much and are so proud of you. I can do all things through Christ which strengthen eth me. Philippians 4:13

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: women of the Eating Recovery Center
Lit by: M.B.

I am so blessed to be "partners in recovery" with you. <3

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Women of Experience Wellness Group
Lit by: M.B.

I am so thankful for your support. with love.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Stephanie S.
Lit by: MB

I am so proud of you, hang in there. I know you can do this.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Women of NEDA
Lit by: MB

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amanda T
Lit by: Mom B

I am so happy to light a Celebration Candle this year! I love you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: all current and former clients of Magnolia Creek
Lit by: Nicole S.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea S
Lit by: Jessica H

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica H
Lit by: Jessica H

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amanda T
Lit by: Jessica H

Candle of Support

Lit for: Matt, Justin, and Adam
Lit by: Amanda

You guys are proof that EDs aren't just a women's issue. You are also proof that eating disorders strike the best and the brightest. You are amazing guys, and I hope you never give up the fight!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Marlee B.
Lit by: Courtney C.

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Kenzie

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kristyn A
Lit by: Shayna K

Candle of Support

Lit for: Nicole M.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea-Marie S.
Lit by: Those who love YOU

Candle of Support

Lit for: Fran M.
Lit by: Staci

You can do this, lovely. Wishing you much luck and love. <3

Candle of Support

Lit for: Hays B.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shorty # 1
Lit by: Shorty # 2

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Stretch
Lit by: Shorty # 2

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amanda T
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Fuschia
Lit by: AquaMarine

Candle of Support

Lit for: Courtney G
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Staci P
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Julie W
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jessica E/H
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Nicole S.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You continue to inspire me every day. Thank you for always believing in me.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Amber P/L
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You inspire me.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Maddy B
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shavahn H
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Support

Lit for: All my magnolia creek sisters
Lit by: Shea-Marie

I wish I could light a candle for each of you individually, but there are just too many of you guys!! I love you all!! Stay strong!! We can do this together!!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kristyn A
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kacey B
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Remembrance

Lit for: Polly W
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Support

Lit for: Resa W
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sarah M/T
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You were one of the first people who ever listened to me, heard me, and believed in me. By you sharing your story with me, you inspired me to keep fighting until I could get to where you are. There are so many things you have said to me that really stuck with me. Thank you for allowing me to share my heart with you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Alison C/D
Lit by: Shea-Marie

I remember sitting in the den one night as you gave me a "pep talk". There were things you said that night that continue to help me on my journey to recovery even to this day. Thank you for believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself.

Candle of Support

Lit for: C.K, P.S, M.W, and B.D
Lit by: B. M

I love you girls, we can all do this!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: LHN
Lit by: KKF

love you, sister friend!!!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Ruthie P
Lit by: SMS

My twin! Love, love, love!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea-Marie S
Lit by: Corie S

So proud of you shea. You have come so far this past year! Keep up the good work, you can do it!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: All the Magnolia Creek girls
Lit by: Elizabeth M.

Everyone one of you inspire me with your resilience, strength, and general awesomeness. Keep up the fight. :)

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Magnolia Creek Staff
Lit by: Elizabeth M.

2 words: YOU ROCK.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lisa B-H
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You are one of the strongest women I know. You continue to inspire me daily. Keep your light shining bright! Never change! Love you always!!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kara H
Lit by: SMS

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Laura Katherine
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You are beautiful, inside and out.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Amaris R
Lit by: SMS

You inspire me.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Lauren B
Lit by: SMS

Your strength amazes me. Miss my band buddy.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Lauren G
Lit by: SMS

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lauren D
Lit by: SMS

I am so so so proud of you! You inspire me!!!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Melinda W
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You are strong, beautiful, talented, and all together wonderful. I am so proud of all of the accomplishments you have achieved in such a short period of time. BFF! :)

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Rachel C
Lit by: SMS

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sydney T
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: KMac
Lit by: SMS

Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Amy H.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

You are beautiful! Keep fighting! You are worth it!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Pippa S
Lit by: HGN

ZLAM sweet girl. Proud of you! Keep up the hard work.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Lindsay M
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Laura W
Lit by: HGN

You are such an inspiration. I cannot tell you how incredibly proud of you I am. You've come SO far in the few months I've known you. Keep up that hard work and know that I'm always here for you.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Christine S.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

I love you beautiful girl!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kimberly F
Lit by: HGN

ZLAM. Thanks for being there for me and being my pseudo big sister. Not sure what I would do without you some days.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Vic A.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Your story is so inspiring. I am so honored to know you. Keep moving forward! You are amazing!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jenni S.
Lit by: Shea-Marie

Thank you for helping me begin my journey to recovery and thank you for staying by my side throughout it all. Your story is beyond inspiring and I value our friendship.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Molly M.
Lit by: Molly M.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kim B.
Lit by: Jeff and Patti B

Praying for Kim and everyone that suffers from an eating disorder.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Ashley M.

Praying for us all.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: HGN
Lit by: Manda

You are beautiful, and worth fighting for! Never forget that!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Staci P
Lit by: Sydney T

I love you and i am so proud of you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Shea Marie
Lit by: Sydney T

I am so proud of you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristen H.
Lit by: Kristen H

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Bailey B.
Lit by: Bailey B.

Candle of Support

Lit for: The EDCA Girls (aka The Positivity Girls)
Lit by: LY

I love and miss y'all very much! We can and will beat this! xoxo

Candle of Support

Lit for: AR, LG, LB, LW, LL, LR, RS
Lit by: LY

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Ashley H.
Lit by: Elizabeth J.

Praying for you every day. I love you and am so proud of you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Emily W.
Lit by: Mom

I love you and am so proud of you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Janice D
Lit by: Linda S

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Frances M
Lit by: Lyn A

You've come a long way Frances! I'm so proud if all the work you've put into your recovery. Love you!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Ashley H.
Lit by: Dean H.

Psalm 116.

Candle of Support

Lit for: Sara D.
Lit by: Mom

Sara, I support your determination to recover from this illness. I am so proud of you!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jamie S.
Lit by: Jamie S.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Frances M
Lit by: Courtney M

Frances, I'm so proud of you for fighting to get better. You will probably never know how much your experience has helped me with many things. I love you more than you know!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Staci P
Lit by: Rhonda

I am very proud of you!I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Mallie D.
Lit by: Kaitlynn R.

Mallie, I love you and am so proud of you! I cannot believe we have know each other for over six years. Here is to you and all the fun times to come!!

Candle of Support

Lit for: Lauren Y
Lit by: Lauren Y

Candle of Support

Lit for: Tucker K.
Lit by: Michele K.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Laura k
Lit by: Mothergoose

To my beautiful daughter, I love you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Fran M.
Lit by: Manda

I love you and I miss you, and I am SO glad to have you as a friend! You're beautiful!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Ashley H
Lit by: Misti and Rob

Candle of Support

Lit for: Kayla J

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Taylor A
Lit by: Laura K

you are loved! I am always here for you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Kristyn A
Lit by: Laura W

you are worthy of a life to the full and I know you will have one beyond your dreams. God has a plan for you.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: SMS
Lit by: LauraK

so proud of how very far you have come sweet girl!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: EA
Lit by: Laura w

YOU are an inspiration!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: KF
Lit by: laura w

You are amazing!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Maggie H.
Lit by: Laura W

Maggie, you truly are such an inspiration!

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Sarah M
Lit by: Laura W

thank you for showing me that there is hope and recovery is possible. You have always been such an inspiration for me.

Candle of Celebration

Lit for: Jsizzle
Lit by: LaLa

YOU my dear are amazing and worthy! Proud of you for all the hard work. Never give up!