Jo Thompson was only 11 years old when her life was taken over by anorexia. The British girl battled her eating disorder for six years and at one point weighed only 56lb. Doctors told her she would most probably pass away in 48 hours due to multiple organ failure. However, Jo made up her mind she wasn’t going to let go that easily. She managed to break her insane diet of a couple of peas and a glass of water per day and started fighting to stay alive.
Once Jo was able to stand on her feet for a few hours straight, she applied for a job at McDonald’s. There she was able to get used to people eating around her and finally break the killing cycle. What is more, Jo fell in love with her manager at McDonald’s and the two later got married. Today, Jo is a happy and healthy mother of two. However, the young girl states that if it wasn’t for her job at the fast food chain she wouldn’t have been able to cure herself from anorexia.