I don’t know what happened in Akan’s mind, because one day, she woke up very strong and sure she had a rule to accomplish.
Probably it was her anorexia getting worse every day.
I didn’t dare to talk to her about that, as I thought, it was late in life, and I’ve understood she had become to believe she got a mission on earth.
One day she came to me and informed me: “There was no better place to begin an anorexia addiction treatment than in Akan’s Tower.”
With over 25 years of fighting anorexia on her own, Akan had found the strength to help others anorexic persons to recover from the challenges of addiction and other autistic disorders.
Akan’s tower provided an unparallelled range of services delivered by the “Tenants Team”, the passionate and complete team of Akan’s Friends.
Treatment offered at Akan’s Tower Clinic didn’t only address eating disorders but also Asperger Syndrom among others.
Whether you needed to seek addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, you would find that Akan’s Team offered a peaceful setting that was solidarity oriented.
With its 4 floors dedicated to anorexia treatment, open 24/7, Akan’s Tower seemed to be the best immediate assistance.
Rehab Tower Clinic provided residential primary treatment, secondary care, detox, interventions, counselling and aftercare as well as a dedicated hurt and unfortunate persons and runaway rescue program.
Fact: there was no brochure for fees at Akan’s Tower clinic, as it was free for people in anorexic crisis.
Places were counted, of course, but with its 24 bedrooms and its 5 lounges, 5 kitchen, 24 bathrooms, Akan’s clinic offered a chance to get away from the distractions and triggers in every day life and allowed one to recuperate and focus on getting better.
First step was admission.
And in crisis situation anorexic persons needed immediate admission, as danger of death could be imminent.
The Rehab Tower Clinic opening ceremony took place on 14 of April 1991.
Akan had advertised in newspapers and talked on TV special disorders program.
That was it, she and her precious team were ready to welcome the deadliest and weakest anorexic person.
Only 24 places.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (LISBOA). (la file d’attente pour le casting devant Akan.
Akan and her special members (the Tenants team) had voted to choose the worst figures which would be able to come for selection and discretely favor the most freakish anorexic cases.
It was not a question of social backgrounds; candidates would be chosen on anonymous basis.
Young girls and women were queuing along the main avenue in town center from airport to Akan’s tower and from train station to A. Tower.
Even lost runaway hurt anorexic street workers came from nowhere to find a bed and cuddles in Rehab Tower clinic.
“Akan distribuant ses points aux candidates du casting”.
And it made you sick to see dying starving girls collapsing on the pavement without help of anybody, as everybody was dying in this queue of ghosts.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. (La queue pour le paradis)
Alice Odilon. 16 of june 2011.
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