Alicia Hopkins, a brown-eyed 23-year-old with a rosy smile, sounded like she'd just woken up after a near sleepless night.
For years, the Norwalk native has been alternately starving herself and purging, or forcing herself to vomit. Those episodes have taken a toll on the young woman and she admitted to feeling tired Monday. The thought of being curled up in a snugly bed probably sounded appetizing.
But Hopkins, who said her father sexually and emotionally abused during her childhood, wasn't going to let him put her dreams to bed.