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When Maddie Danced Mom Gets a Fit

“My daughter, Maddie, was born prematurely, and she was so sweet and innocent,” says her mother, Jessica Daley.

“She didn’t cry a lot, and that was really cool.

She was just happy and full of life.

So I was like, ‘Oh, wow, this is gonna be a really good story for us.'”

The Daleys say their daughter was “very smart and very bright.”

But Maddie’s behavior was “a little off the wall.”

That’s because her family has anorexia nervosa, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to regulate the amount of fat on the body.

“It’s really hard to manage,” Jessica Daleson says.

“It’s something that really affects so many people, and the mental health is really important to us.”

That mental health was on full display at the family’s home in the San Diego suburb of Newport Beach.

“She was just so happy,” says Jessica Daly.

“That’s the first thing I noticed when I came home from work.

And I was just like, Wow, she’s happy.

I said, ‘Well, is that her?”‘

It’s just a weird, weird thing.

She’s so full of energy’It was hard to get a grasp on Maddie when her mom was on her deathbed, but they managed to keep the conversation on track.

“I didn’t really know what was going on,” Jessica recalls.

“But I knew that I needed to keep it going and that I would do anything to make her happy.”

Maddie had been in and out of hospitals for days, but the Dalesons found Maddie comfortable and calm in her home.

She had no problems with people, they say.

The Dalesones knew their daughter’s body was not the easiest to deal with.

But they wanted to ensure that her recovery was as good as possible.

The family started a support group for people with anorexics.

The group is called The Maddie Dance Mom Support Group.

The Dalesoning’s group also hosts a podcast, The Maddy Dance Mom Podcast, which features interviews with the Daley’s and their friends, family and neighbors.

“We’re all very supportive of each other,” says Stephanie, the group’s leader.

“The thing that really helps is the encouragement of each person who has an anorexfic disorder,” Jessica says.

Stephanie Daley says she and her husband are very supportive and helpful of each others’ struggles.

But she knows how hard it can be to accept that someone might have an eating disorder.

“Sometimes, you don’t realize that it’s a real thing until it’s too late,” Stephanie says.

“We are so lucky that we had a wonderful support system, because our family has really made a difference for us and we can take comfort in that,” Jessica adds.

The Maddie dance mom support group is located at www.thedancingmom.org.