Bekah Georgy of Salem, New Hampshire loves dogs, ballet dancing, and spending time with her loved ones. She’s also been battling anorexia for most of her young life.
“When you look at me, you might assume I’m happy, bubbly, outgoing and full of life. But you don’t really see the complete me. You wouldn’t know that behind this plastered smile is a girl who has broken and fallen to pieces. You wouldn’t know this girl had so much self-hate, she starved herself for over half her young life. Or that she’s tried to end her own life five times.”
In a story she recently told to The Mighty, Bekah recounts a particularly difficult day when life seemed too hard to bear. Those terrible, tragic suicidal thoughts came flooding back to her. In the midst of it all, Bekah went to her local Starbuck’s for a cup of iced coffee. The barista took her order, and instead of scribbling Bekah’s name on the cup like most Starbuck’s employees do, this time was different. “You were just going about your job, unaware that writing a minuscule word on my drink would change my day and possibly my life…”
Scroll down to see what Bekah saw handwritten on her coffee cup.