Critically Ill anorexic actress whose desperate video plea for help touched hearts across the world is receiving life-saving hospital treatment.
A dying anorexic actress whose desperate plea for help touched hearts across the world is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California hospital - and has stood up for the first time in months.
Rachael Farrokh, 37, who is five-foot-seven and weighs a mere '40-something' pounds, made the headlines in May after posting a video online, detailing her 10-year battle with anorexia nervosa.
In the footage, she explained how her condition had declined in recent months - but no hospitals near her San Clemente home would treat her because her 'dangerous' weight made her a 'liability'.
In subsequent weeks, well-wishers raised nearly $200,000 in donations for Ms Farrokh, some of which were spent on a 'handpicked' medical team, which provided medical care at her bedside.
But now, Ms Farrokh has eventually been accepted into the UC San Diego Medical Center after doctors at a hospital in Colorado apparently concluded it was too risky for her to be flown there.