- Shannon Kopp battled bulimia for eight years before finding unexpected help
- Now, she tries to help other women and the animals who loved her unconditionally
Shannon Kopp is an animal welfare advocate and author of the book "Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life."
(CNN)For the past five years, my number has been listed on an eating disorder help hotline, the same hotline I called years earlier when my boyfriend, who found me hunched over the toilet and rocking back and forth on my knees, said he couldn't be with me anymore. I was desperate and hopeless and out of options, but somehow, I made it through.