Fighting for a cure!

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Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper stomach emptying. The stomach becomes paralyzed. There are fewer than 200,000 US cases per year. Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured. Gastroparesis requires a medical diagnosis, lab tests or imaging is often required. GP can last for years or be lifelong.  Gastroparesis can affect digestion. The cause might be damage to a nerve that controls stomach muscles. Or can be idiopathic. Meaning they are unsure what caused it or how to fix it. 
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dehydration, weight gain or weight loss and a full feeling after little food is eaten. Diet changes and medications may offer relief.  However, in some cases a feeding tube or gastric pacemaker may be needed. 

I was diagnosed with Idiopatgic GP three years ago and i have a gastric pacemaker.  My daughter Madalyn was diagnosed six months ago with the same.  For myself, i have gotten much relief. However, Madalyn is still trying to get to that point. We have been through several gastroenterologist trying to find someone who knows how to treat this disease. It’s been frustrating to say the least. I can’t tell you how many times we both have hit a dead end in treatment or care. For Madi we have traveled to Texas Children’s and now to Children's in New Orleans. She also sees several different specialist several times a week for GP, auto immune symptoms or to treat symptoms that come with GP. 

I am hoping that creating this fundraiser will help us spread awareness for this disease. As well as help with future research. Please join our team and help us spread the word. We are fighting for a cure! 

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