Former La Crosse Logger talks eating disorders and coping during Holmen high School visit

A former professional baseball player with connections to our area is teaching students about eating disorders.

Mike Marjama, a former La Crosse Logger and starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, talked to the Holmen High School today about his personal struggles with eating disorders. Marjama told students and staff how he dealt with multiple disorders throughout his school and professional careers, how he overcame them and the lessons he’s learned.

“You’re not alone. We all have problems, we all have things we struggle with, and you can turn to people for help. Hopefully by speaking today I’ll be able to give the kids something that they can hold on to and some coping skills that they can have and take forward with them,” said Marjama.

Even with his achievements throughout his sports career, Marjama says his most memorable moment was being thanked by a family who had lost their son to an eating disorder for raising awareness for this issue.

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