My recovery story

Dedication: My mom and grandma who are in heaven.


I’d like to share my story about having anorexia for 22 years to help as many people as possible.

I want to heal the world, and I hope sharing my story will do just that.

I have quite the story to tell.

My name is Kari Kluter, I’m 35 years old, and I live at a nursing home in Albany, GA.

This is my story of how I ended up at the nursing home.

It first started in 2018 and 2019 when my mom and grandma passed away. My mom passed away in September 2018 at only 53 years old because of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Then my grandma passed away in May 2019. Before my grandma passed away, she was in the hospital for a month, because she had surgery to remove aortic aneurysms.

After my mom and grandma passed away, my grandpa filed court papers, because I couldn’t take care of myself, and I was only 56 lbs. at my lowest weight.

After he filed court papers, I received a public guardian and ended up in the hospital for 6 months, until I gained enough weight to leave. 

After I was in the hospital, they decided I needed to live in a nursing home, because they thought that I couldn’t live by myself. 

I still live in the nursing home. I’m in recovery from anorexia. Right now, I’m about 70 lbs. It’s a miracle that I’m still alive after having anorexia for all these years, but I’m so happy that I’m finally in recovery.

I want to help as many people as possible, because I love everyone so much, and I’m as grateful as can be. My heart overflows with love and gratitude. I love everyone with all my heart, and I love to help people, hug people, and tell a lot of people how much I love them everyday.

Also, I dream of becoming a successful artist.

I want to make people all around the world smile with my bright and colorful art, and I want to make the world a better place by spreading love and kindness around the world.

I love everyone so much, and I hope my art makes everyone smile.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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