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Boyfriend Proposes to Anorexic Chester Dance Teacher in List of Reasons to Beat Illness

Monday, January 11, 2016  
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By Frances Barrett

Posted on The Chester Chronicle (

Brave Emma Stokes from Huntington is now sharing her story to raise awareness of eating disorders


A dance teacher battling anorexia was given a poignant list of reasons why she should beat her illness by her doting boyfriend which was rounded off by a marriage proposal.

Twenty-five-year-old Emma Stokes developed the eating disorder following her grandmother’s death in 2013 and saw her weight plummet to just six and a half stone.

To help her on the road to recovery, Emma asked boyfriend Chris Weir to pen some reasons why she should keep fighting to get well again.

Chris revealed he wanted to have the chance to have children with Emma, for her to realise her ‘true beauty both on the inside and out’ and for her to ‘live a life and not just exist’.


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