Ascending the Fourteener of Recovery

A Mother and Daughter’s Climb toward Eating Disorder Freedom

by KC Tillman & Bryn Tillman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781663242976
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781663242983
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781663242730

About the Book

Mother and daughter, KC and Bryn detail their two-year battle with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Ascending the Fourteener of Recovery was written to offer hope and inspiration to others embarking on their own arduous, ever-changing path to healing. As the mother-daughter duo lead others through their descent into the hellacious trenches of a mental disorder with the highest mortality rates, KC reveals how she stopped at nothing to find help and save her daughter’s life. Bryn discloses how the power of her mind first guided her into the darkness of an unhealthy relationship with food, and then led her out into the light of recovery thanks, in part, to FBT (Family Based Treatment).

When KC Tillman gave birth in 2000, she never imagined that her precious bundle of joy would become embroiled in a fight for her life just sixteen years later. She shares the difficulties of parenting a teen with a stigmatized mental illness. Bryn Tillman grew up setting impossibly high expectations for herself that produced feelings of inadequacy, imperfection, and failure. She mistakenly believed that everyone else also hated their reflection in the mirror and constantly strived to be a better physical being like she did. Little did Bryn know how wrong she was.

Ascending the Fourteener of Recovery is the moving story of a teenager’s battle with anorexia and her mother’s tenacity in beating it while holding on tightly to hope.

About the Author

KC Tillman is a freelance writer and mother whose passion is helping others navigate through bleak moments in life by offering support and motivation. Because she has a love of love and life, she wants to provide others with hope. Bryn Tillman is a university student with a double major in studio arts and psychology. Her torturous yet triumphant battle and recovery over anorexia has helped shape her path forward in life. Bryn is a talented artist, photographer, and poet.