Anna Wood decided one Christmas to join her mother in a diet to shed some pounds. What Anna didn’t know at the time was her diet would end up becoming a full blown eating disorder that would eventually claim her life.
Daily Mail Co UK: When Anna Wood said she was joining her mother on a post-Christmas diet, they expected to lose a few pounds then carry on life as normal.
But within months the grade-A student at an independent school was caught in the grip of a terrible eating disorder.
Her battle with anorexia took her through several crises, all the time reducing her frail body’s ability to survive.
And just over a year after starting the diet, she died aged 16.
‘She was never fat,’ said Mrs Gibson, who is divorced from Anna’s 62-year-old father Paul Wood. ‘She had a bit of puppy fat, but all girls that age do and it would have disappeared naturally.