I always struggled with my weight but covered it up by striving to be a good Christian girl. At 12 years old, I was introduced to bulimia by a basketball teammate. I innocently tried it, and soon it took control over my life. I sought help from nutritionists and counselors and was even put on depression medication—but nothing worked.
I convinced myself that if I could just graduate from college, get married and become a teacher, the depression would go away and I would love myself. After getting a couple of D’s my junior year due to the darkness I was entrenched in, my mom gave me an ultimatum. We found out about Mercy Multiplied online, and I applied. While on the waiting list, I was in a car accident and felt as if I was at the end of my rope. Three hours later, I received a phone call from Mercy Multiplied saying I had been accepted.
After a few months of going through the motions in the program, the Mercy staff gave me a push to really commit to my healing. That was exactly what I needed. I brokenly turned to God, and He began working in my life. I found out His love was real and tangible, and I claimed my identity as His child.”
Today, Cacey is married with a four-year-old daughter. She has a master’s degree and is a kindergarten teacher. She is also a worship leader at her church. Because of the great transformation she experienced at Mercy, Cacey now gives back to help other girls receive healing. She has run in the last three Run for Mercy 5Ks in Nashville with her sister and is reminded each time that, “despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us”—Romans 8:37.