Where I Stand is not about one person, it’s not about two or three. It’s about a community, it’s about an idea, it’s about doing something good, no something great.
On October 27th, Natalie Ball will stand and speak to spread awareness, education and hope for the treatment of eating disorders at Where I Stand. When I asked her today what this event meant to her, she said: “I’m no stranger to the difficulties associated with mental illness, so that me makes passionate about speaking out.” She hopes that this event helps give others that might need help the courage to ask for it. “Eating disorders are complex” she says, “with many causes and factors… but there is hope in prevention and early intervention.” And make no mistake that for those things we must speak.
Natalie says she’s excited currently about speaking – but will probably get nervous right before the event! She’s a Senior at JMU studying Psychology. 
She finished with “I cannot wait to stand with others for something so important, so meaningful.”
Come Stand with Natalie, other speakers, the Freed Foundation and dancers from around Virginia to raise awareness, education and funds for the treatment of eating disorders on October 27th at 7pm.