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The founders of Project HEAL, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, met while
undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa at just 15yearsold. The two girls
helped each other to reach full recovery, and decided to help others achieve it as
In the spring of 2008, they founded Project HEAL to raise money for others
suffering with eating disorders who want to recover but are unable to afford
treatment. Unfortunately, treatment for eating disorders can cost upwards of
$30,000 per month, and insurance coverage for eating disorders is severely
lacking, leaving many unable to get the help they need.
Brianna (Utz) Portner founded Project HEAL Southern Minnesota in 2014. Brianna battled anorexia nervosa for over a decade, and has been in active recovery since October 2012. She experienced the unfortunate lack of resources and knowledge available to properly treat Eating Disorders in southern Minnesota, and, believed that Project HEAL was an organization that could help change that. Her faith and passion for the cause inspired and allowed her to bring Project HEAL to Minnesota.